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James Gunn is rumored to be in charge of writing and directing the next 'Suicide Squad' installment. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
Despite what Disney and other James Gunn detractors and critics may think, the Guardians of the Galaxy script-writer and director is still well-loved by fans.
News recently surfaced that the recently fired director has possibly found other work. Variety reported that he is rumored to be in charge of writing and directing the next Suicide Squad installment.
After being removed as the director of the Guardians of The Galaxy franchise for tweets he made between 2008 and 2009, online commentators such as The Quartering were upset alongside many fans.
Jeremy, who hosts The Quartering channel, said on a video posted on July 21: “I didn’t agree with Roseanne Barr being fired, then I cannot agree with James Gunn being fired.”
However, he added in the description of his video, “The man seems like a creep. The man fully supports his own firing based on his past opinions.”
Gunn has apologized for his tweets, insisting they were made with the intention of offering up some dark humor. The Guardians of The Galaxy has also made statements in full support of the director. Despite this, Disney has refused to re-hire Gunn.
Fans now seem to be delighted at the prospects of having Gunn part of the fledgling DCEU, especially after the release the widely panned Suicide Squad.
The highly anticipated film, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne, received poor reviews and even backlash from fans of comic books worldwide.
For now, we will have to wait and see if the movie franchise featuring DC villains will be a saving grace for the embattled director. (acr/wng)