Disney/Marvel to rehire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Reports this morning starting with Deadline made its way around the web today, claiming James Gunn will be back to direct the 3rd installment of Marvel’s hugely popular Guardians of the Galaxy.

James Gunn was fired July last year, after old tweets showing a dark and twisted sense of humor were shared online. The choice to fire him divided many, with an overwhelming number of fans, actors, and other celebrities saying he deserves a second chance. Many comic sites and social media pages came to his support as well.

Although Guardians of the Galaxy existed in Marvel years before the movies were even thought of, Gunn, along with the cast and crew, helped create the vision of characters and style associated with the colorful and witty movies. Early this year it was even announced that his original script would be used.

James Gunn is also set to direct the sequel to DC’s Suicide Squad.