In a rare turn, director James Gunn is back in front of the third edition of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Gunn, the director of the last two films, was fired in the summer, when tweets attacking from 2008 and 2011 resurfaced, after being promoted by right-wing figures like Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich, since then things have been going on both Marvel and Gunn's representatives confirmed. Gunn talked to Twitter about the fire in July, apologized for "shocking jokes," and found that he had considered "19459017 a provocateur" at the time, but had since changed. Gunn seems to tweet no more since this apology thread.
Marvel / Disney parted company with Gunn, but allegedly never chose a successor to the project. Meanwhile, the director agreed to record the second Suicide Squad movie for DC / Warner. He will resume production of the new Guardians after completing the sequel to this less critically beloved series.
While Gunn's off-color jokes have been flatly denounced by both sides of the political spectrum, Guardians-cast members such as Chris Pratt's Zoey Saldana, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper have written an open letter requesting the studio for the third movie again.