Writer/director James Gunn, who was let go over some old Tweets that contained jokes made in poor taste, has been rehired by Disney to helm GotG Vol. 3.
According to Deadline: After the firing, Walt Disney Studios chairman 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.
No doubt that Gunn being reinstated will draw criticism but after the firing many involved with GotG including; Chris Pratt, Zoey Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, and Pom Klementieff all pleaded for Gunn’s return, in an open letter.
Gunn is currently working on a new Suicide Squad film for DC Entertainment and as soon as production concludes on that, the next Guardians installment will be underway.