In a stunning reversal, Disney has rehired James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3.
He was fired from the project last summer when several old tweets resurfaced after many years.
After he was let go, Gunn said, “All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy cast stood behind and backed Gunn after he was fired.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bradley Cooper issued an open letter asking for the filmmaker to be reinstated on the project.
It’s unclear when Guardians vol. 3 will be released, but Gunn originally slated it for a 2020 date.