Things are looking up for James Gunn. After being fired from Disney, the company has now reinstated him as the director of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3”.
Gunn was let go in July 2018 after offensive tweets resurfaced. The cast was very supportive of their director with Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista all signing an open letter to get the director back. They claimed that the satiric tweets did not match the actions of their director.
Fans also started a petition trying to get Disney to rehire Gunn.
Gunn then moved to Warner Bros. and DC where he wrote and directed “Suicide Squad”.
Deadline reports that Gunn had many meetings with Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn to discuss the course of action. After Gunn issued a public apology, Horn decided to reinstate the director.
Gunn took to Twitter to thank everyone who has “supported” him. “I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be,” he added.
“Ant-Man” director, Peyton Reed also used Twitter to welcome his fellow director back.
“Guardians Of The Galaxy 3” will resume production after Gunn wraps “Suicide Squad 2”. The first two instalments grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide and in a rare occurrence, the second movie made more than the first.