DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

Gunn directed the first two "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies, but was sacked from the franchise this summer due to the re-emergence of old, offensive tweets.

Gunn's new gig comes after he was sacked in July from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over old tweets from years ago in which he joked about rape and pedophilia.

Though it doesn't yet have a release date, fans will be intrigued to see where Gunn can take the franchise following a mixed critical reception for the first installment.

Since Gunn's firing, the status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains unclear.

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There were plenty of people who were not happy to see Gunn back in the director's chair after he had been fired from Disney after dozens or Tweets resurfaced involving child rape and pedophilia.

Now Deadline reports that Warner Bros.is hiring Gunn to write for the (vastly inferior) D.C. cinematic universe. Is this a good move for James Gunn and Warner Bros.?

"I think it's an incredibly courageous and smart move by the studio". When Warner Bros. greenlit Birds of Prey, the Cathy Yan-directed feature centered around Harley Quinn's girl gang, before giving Suicide Squad 2 the go-ahead, O'Connor reportedly "grew frustrated and fell off the project" to work on The Has-Been instead. Gunn is expected to take an entirely new approach, and potentially direct the new Suicide Squad instalment.

Shortly after news of Gunn's departure from the Guardians franchise broke, the now-controversial filmmaker issued a statement with regard to his online actions that had occured several years prior to Disney asking him to construct the journey of Marvel's favorite space-faring a-holes. The first Suicide Squad movie notably tried to ape the success of Guardians Of The Galaxy in its marketing and with its soundtrack, taking a random selection of classic rock tunes and throwing them over scenes seemingly at random.

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