Hollywood- What an unexpected turn of events as Disney has rehired James Gunn to direct the third volume in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series.
Gunn was relieved of his duties last Fall, following previous insensitive Twitter remarks he made, that has resurfaced about 8 years after they occurred.
Many of the the main cast was extremely vocal about wanting to work only with Gunn behind the camera, and nobody else. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the series, was on record saying that he would refuse to fulfill his obligations and force the company to recast his character. For those unaware, Drax and Bautista are basically one in the same, so that would be a huge detriment to lose him.
According to Deadline, who broke the news, “After the firing, Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions to discuss the situation. Persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and his handling of the situation after, Horn decided to reverse course and reinstate Gunn.”
James Gunn will continue to work on DC Comics Justice League before getting back to work with Disney and Marvel Studios.