SHOCKING : James Gunn gets fired by Disney ; No longer at the helm of GOTG Vol 35 min read
“The past is a puzzle, like a broken mirror. As you piece it together, you cut yourself, your image keeps shifting. And you change with it. It could destroy you, drive you mad. It could set you free.” This seems appropriate at this point for named film-maker James Gunn who has been fired from MCU by Disney on the resurface of some old tweets by Gunn. While it’s from a time long ago , the posts are seriously damaging to any well reputed family friendly organization like Disney.
Have a look at the tweets in question below :
Obviously at this point in time , the studio has to act as a company concerned about its reputation should. Thus the company came up with a statement which most of us might not like.“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.” And just like that James Gunn is out of the Marvel Picture and is no more the director for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3
True , his contribution to MCU is huge. Its hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy’s success as it turned out to be without Gunn. But just like it’s mentioned in the quote , the past got him in a way he never would have expected. “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor,” Gunn said to his fans. “In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies. For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out. I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it.”
Several fans and co-star Dave Bautista has shown their sadness at this surprising turn of event. While some are even trying to speak against the decision taken , some are calling over to Thor : Ragnarok director Taika Watiti to take over the reigns of the Guardians.
While it’s to be seen whether this will affect the release date of the third Guardians of the Galaxy , it’s saddening to see another filmmaker in the comic book community unable to complete his vision of a trilogy. Gunn haas been teasing a panel he would have had in SDCC but sadly , it’s not happening anymore. Let us know what you thought of this in the comments below and follow us for more superhero updates.