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James Gunn is back, Disney reinstates him to direct Guardians 3 |

James Gunn is back, Disney reinstates him to direct Guardians 3
James Gunn is back, Disney reinstates him to direct Guardians 3 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:19:22 EDT

It looks like writer/director James Gunn will be back at the helm of Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy 3."

Deadline reported Friday that the mouse house rehired Gunn after company heads fired him last July for inappropriate tweets posted 10 years ago were discovered.

Disney confirmed the news Friday, ABC News reported. Gunn also went to Twitter after the announcement.

Alan Horn, president of Walt Disney Studios, was said to have met with Gunn and decided to rehire him after Gunn made a public apology and how he handled what happened after he was fired, and not fire back at Disney’s decision, taking full responsibility for what he had done a decade ago, Deadline reported.

Gunn was hired by comic book movie rival Warner Bros and DC to write and direct a "Suicide Squad" sequel, CNET reported.

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Disney is apparently allowing him to finish that project, then start production on Guardians 3, Deadline reported.

Before his firing, Gunn had penned the third movie and Marvel had planned on using that story for the latest film.

At the time of his firing, the cast of the movie were angry about what happened to their director.

The first two films in the series grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, Deadline reported.

James Gunn attends the premiere of Disney And Marvel's 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' on June 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. He was rehired Friday by Disney after the company fired him last year over offensive 10-year-old tweets.

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