Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

The gig with DC marks the first time that Gunn has been tapped for a project since the filmmaker was unceremoniously ousted from Disney's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise due to a series of controversial tweets unearthed by alt-right journalists. Despite this, the Guardians of the Galaxy's main cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Bautista, who all still supported him and asked for Disney to reinstate Gunn as the film's director. Entertainment has exclusively confirmed to io9 that its DC Entertainment arm has picked up quite the contributor: writer and director James Gunn.

There is now no release date for Suicide Squad 2.

The most tantalizing news is a confirmation that Gunn is "in discussions to write, with an eye to direct", whatever Suicide Squad film comes next. In comments he posted following his firing from Disney, Gunn himself wrote: "My words of almost a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative".

Fortnite’s Quad Launcher teased for battle royale through today’s in-game message
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Sony announced Monday that it moved Gunn's "BrightBurn" back from November 30 to May 24, 2019 - the start of the Memorial Day weekend. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today.

Since Gunn is adding his own spin to Suicide Squad, don't be surprised if he finds room for Dave Bautista, who played the brawny deadpan Drax in the first two films.

'To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Our first-blush thought is a one-word "duh", as Gunn's propensity for dark, profane humor and redemption seems like a flawless fit for DC Comics' most blatant anti-hero collection of bad-guys-gone-good.

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