James Gunn Fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Director For Controversial Tweets

Updated On 22 Jul, 2018 Published On

Director James Gunn has been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following his controversial tweets about pedophilia and rape, Walt Disney Studios has announced on Friday, July 20.

In a statement to Us Weekly, Alan Horn, the Disney chairman, 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."

CAPTION: James Gunn Fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Director For Controversial Tweets SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

The 51-year-old filmmaker wrote and directed the first two chapters in the Marvel Comics film franchise and he had been scheduled to start filming the final movie, which had been slated for a 2020 release, in the trilogy in Atlanta.

Jack Posobiec, who is a conservative personality, was among them who first reshared the filmmaker’s tweets, which James originally posted in 2008 and 2009.

James took to Twitter on Thursday, July 19 to address his old posts.

He wrote in his first tweet,

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.

Here are all of those tweets, check them out.

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