Disney fired the director or Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn and now DC Comics has allegedly welcomed Gunn with open arms.
On Tuesday, Warner Bros have released a statement confirming James Gunn as the scriptwriter for the next instalment of Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad, the supervillain team of DC Comics’ franchise. Back in July, Gunn was fired by Disney due to the jokes he made in his past involving paedophilia and rape. Gunn wrote those jokes a few years ago and once those Jokes resurfaced on Twitter.
The moment Disney took the jokes into accordance, they decided to fire the director of the widely favourite Marvel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 and Vol 2. The cast and crew of the Guardians franchise showed their optimum support for the director-writer and reportedly issued a statement and implore Disney to reinstate him. Eventually, Gunn was fired by the creative heads of Marvel and Disney.
The recent confirmation by the DC indicates that Gunn will helm as the writer of Suicide Squad’s sequel. There is also a speculation that Gunn will also direct the latest instalment of Suicide Squad. David Ayer directed the first Suicide Squad Movie that released in the year 2016. The movie grossed $747 million worldwide, but the reviews of the film were not up to the mark. The lead actors of the Suicide Squad franchise are Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto.
After departing from the Marvel and Guardians, this is the first time that Gunn took a job as a writer. Gunn was expected to write and direct the third instalment of Guardians film.
Gunn’s irreverent sensibility, wit managed to turn the most underrated superheroes of Marvel Comics into one of Disney’s bankable and critically acclaimed movies. The first instalment of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie grossed a whopping $773 million whereas the second movie grossed $863 million.