Saturday, 20 October, 2018


DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

Hannah Rogers | 10 October, 2018, 15:26

Now he has to make Suicide Squad 2.

Yet Bautista also posted several messages of support for Gunn, sharing a video criticising Alt-Right personality Mike Cernovich, who reported first dug up Gunn's old tweets.

Gunn was dismissed from writing/directing Guardians of the Galaxy 3 earlier this year after a concentrated online campaigned publicized a series of tasteless jokes he made years ago about rape and pedophilia on Twitter.

As Gunn wrote the screenplays for both the first and second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy films it'll be interesting to see what he brings to Marvel's rivals as he is considered to be a major steal from the company.

But instead, Gunn will take over Suicide Squad, the franchise led by Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.

James Gunn has found his footing in Hollywood again.

Warner Bros. and representatives for Gunn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Despite plenty of the backlash over the move, Disney has stood by its decision.

Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was quickly put on hold and the franchise's cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista, signed an open letter asking that Gunn be reinstated as the third film's director. The film has always been in development with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor previously set to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith returning.

This is also an interesting development because, as far as we knew, Suicide Squad 2 already had a director in the form of Gavin O'Connor, the guy behind The Accountant and Warrior.

Sony also announced today that its Gunn-produced project BrightBurn has been moved from November 30, 2018 to May 24, 2019 - a plum Memorial Day spot that seems to indicate the studio is optimistic about the movie.

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