James Gunn Returning to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ After Firing

1:18 PM PT — James is having one hell of a Friday, it’s additionally been confirmed that he’ll direct the subsequent “Suicide Squad” movie in Sept.

1:04 PM PT — James simply launched a press release, saying, “I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months. I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be.”

“I deeply appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all. I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Love to you all.”James Gunn is again within the good graces of Disney and Marvel, as a result of he’s being reinstated as the author and director of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ … TMZ has confirmed. 

It’s candy redemption for James, who was fired by Disney final summer season over a bunch of previous, terribly offensive tweets — together with musings on AIDS, the Holocaust, rape and 9/11.

Our sources say Disney and Marvel honchos determined to rehire James a number of months in the past, following deliberations and conferences between Gunn and Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.

We’re informed Alan reversed course and introduced James again into the fold due to Gunn’s public apology and common dealing with of the controversy. 

As we reported … the ‘GotG’ forged threw their full help behind James after he was canned, and it had to assist his plight to get the backing of Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana. The stars vouched for James’ character, accepted his apology and hinted Disney solely fired him out of concern of public outcry. 

James is including to an already busy schedule … he’s gotta end up “Suicide Squad 2” earlier than finishing the ‘Guardians’ trilogy. 

Originally printed — 11:34 AM PT

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