After firing him for offensive, decade-old tweets last July, Disney met with Gunn on several occasions and determined that he had taken the right steps and was indeed the man to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. What sealed the deal was Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn reportedly feeling that Gunn made an appropriate public apology and handled the situation well, all things considered.
Production on Guardians for Gunn will begin after production has concluded on The Suicide Squad, which is now expected to hit cinemas in August 2021.
The "Guardians" cast came to his defense, with Dave Bautista being the most vocal; the wrestler-turned-actor went so far as to threaten to quit the franchise if Disney didn't rehire Gunn.
Gunn, who was sacked in July of 2018 over offensive tweets from almost a decade earlier, was picked up by DC to write and direct the upcoming sequel to "The Suicide Squad". "As I have discussed publicly many times, as I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor". From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Gunn was sensationally and summarily fired from Guardians 3 after a series of distasteful old tweets were unearthed by right-wing campaigners against Gunn and his fellow liberals. "My days saying something just because it's shocking and trying to get a reaction are over". "Love you to you all". He would add, "In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people". During the months that Gunn had been pushed away from the sequel, he signed on to write a new Suicide Squad film for DC.
James Gunn is seen upon arrival at Haneda Airport on December 18, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
If that's all correct, we won't see Guardians Vol. 3 for a while; Suicide Squad 2 isn't even shooting yet. The characters have been featured in the latest "Avengers" storyline, beginning with "Infinity War" and continuing with the upcoming "Endgame". The "Guardians" cast, including Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and other stars, supported Gunn in an open letter.