DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

James Gunn

Director James Gunn who was recently fired by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after some bad old tweets of his surfaced, is now in talks to write and perhaps direct Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros.

When he tweeted his willingness to join Suicide Squad 2, fans immediately gave suggestions of who he could play including an iteration of Bane (originally played by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises) as well as Solomon Grundy, a zombified supervillain/anti-hero in the DC comics.

James Gunn is back, and poised to oversee a marquee franchise.

The Guardians of the Galaxy cast came to Gunn's support, but apparently to no avail.

But three months after he was sacked it has been revealed that DC Entertainment snapped him up to take on their Suicide Squad sequel. Despite an outcry from fans (as well as members of the cast), Disney's decision was final, and Gunn was sacked out of the airlock into the cold vacuum of space.

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A series of tweets were found from before Gunn began as director on Guardians Of The Galaxy, which made light of subjects like paedophilia and rape.

We're told the deal for Gunn to write Suicide Squad 2 is done. It seems he is among those who have been sidelined as part of Warner Bros.' reshufflings of the DC movie universe, but if that is the case, he is still on board for Gunn's take.

Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was quickly put on hold and the franchise's cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista, signed an open letter asking that Gunn be reinstated as the third film's director.

According to The Wrap, the disgraced 52-year-old would likely take over directing duties from original Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer and screenwriting duties from Gavin O'Connor (Warrior).

Gunn has since deleted his Twitter account, but before he did, he wrote the following statement via the social media platform: "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".

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