James Gunn Fired From “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” as Controversial Tweets Resurface

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James Gunn, the director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, has been fired from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after controversial jokes he made about rape and pedophilia that he posted on Twitter nearly a decade ago resurfaced recently.

In a statement, Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn said, “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.” Gunn discussed his past comments, tweeting below:

Gunn was heavily tipped by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to be a major creative force at Marvel, working on the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following “Guardians 3,” which Gunn was already writing.

We will provide more information as the story develops.

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