After facing serious allegations of pedophilia, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been removed from the franchise and has been fired from Disney and Marvel Studios.
BREAKING: JAMES GUNN has reportedly been removed as director of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise following old tweets that have come to light. Developing…
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) July 20, 2018
Disney studio chairman Alan Horn told Variety, “the offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”
Gunn is expected to appear at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H at 6:15 PM PT.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 17, 2018
It’s unclear what the presentation will be, but he posted on Instagram, “I will see many of you at #sandiegocomicon one week from today (Friday, 7/20) with something dark, sweet, and special.”
Gunn had been teasing the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script on his social media for months.
Here’s another glimpse of the #GotG Vol. 3 script. #yourewelcome pic.twitter.com/EF8Ke1azsh
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 2, 2018
It even appeared that he had finished the script when he posted the cover page back in June.
Every bit of my heart. pic.twitter.com/hSxnbLpdn6
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 25, 2018
Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy made over $773 million at the worldwide box office. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made over $863 million at the worldwide box office.
Did Disney make the right decision in firing James Gunn? Are you glad he is no longer associated with the media company?