Disney fired Gunn last summer after some not so wholesome and old tweets resurfaced. Marvel and the stars of GotG went to bat for Gunn, asking Disney to reconsider. Fans also started a petition and put up a billboard in Anaheim asking for his reinstatement, but Disney did not budge. Gunn made a public apology and held several meetings with Disney to rectify the situation. He stated that the messages were indefensible and in poor judgement, all the while never lashing back at Disney. It was Gunn’s apology and how he handled the whole situation afterward that lead to his reinstatement by Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn.
During his Disney hiatus, Gunn has signed on to write and direct Warner Bros and DC’s Suicide Squad 2, currently in development. Marvel has agreed to wait until Gunn has completed his work for the WB before production begins for GotG. Gunn has already written the script.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, and Karen Gillan. Cooper and Gillan will be in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame in April.
Gunn’s current project retells the story of Superman in Brightburn, in theaters on May 24.