The Real Reason Disney Re-Hired James Gunn For GOTG 3

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
  • The Avengers aren't the only ones making a huge comeback this year. Disney and Marvel Studios have made the unexpected decision to re-hire James Gunn to finish what he started with the Guardians of the Galaxy series. What happened in the months since Gunn's firing to make this unlikely triumph possible?
    To call James Gunn's firing in July 2018 "unexpected" would be a bit of an understatement. Under Gunn's direction, the Guardians came out of nowhere to become one of the most successful series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... pretty impressive for a property that was all but unknown before 2014.
    On top of the money the movies brought in, they also earned rave reviews, making talking trees and trash pandas beloved household names for families across the world.
    But as Gunn's sudden firing seemed to demonstrate, all of that success meant nothing in the face of corporate mandate.
    The third Guardians movie was originally set to begin filming in fall 2018, but was shut down indefinitely after the controversial decision was made to fire Gunn for provocative past tweets.
    A few days after Disney's decision was made public, the main cast of the franchise rebuked the company with an extraordinary open letter calling for Gunn to be reinstated. The remarkable show of support left many hoping that the situation could be turned around. But publicly, the company was unswayed, and it soon looked like Disney would rather scuttle Volume 3 in its entirety than bring Gunn back.
    Watch to learn more about the real reason Disney re-hired James Gunn for GOTG 3!
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    ​​​The cast supported him | 0:17
    You're the one that I want | 1:25
    The song remains the same | 2:13
    Gunn was a class act | 3:22
    There and back again | 4:09
    He's a huge moneymaker |​ 4:52
    A cosmic vision | 5:37
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  • Looper
    Looper  6 months ago +1241

    How do you feel about James Gunn being re-hired?

    • Ο Πλάτωνας είχε δίκιο
      Ο Πλάτωνας είχε δίκιο Day ago

      @BBM How can someone even be so idiotic and believe that any of those tweets are meant serious. They are so obviously exaggerated that even their distasteful content lost all its capability of offending a mature person. The only thing really disgusting is the amount of outcries from mentally challenged cravens and the society that breeds them.

    • EightyFour
      EightyFour 19 days ago

      Looper, how do you feel about James Gunn being rehired?

    • EightyFour
      EightyFour 29 days ago

      How do you feel about him being rehired?

    • TheGamingStickman
      TheGamingStickman 2 months ago

      enfado23 go watch Joke police on idubbz then come back and talk to me

    • Deltaleader36
      Deltaleader36 2 months ago

      Zane Ramos All he did was make some bad jokes tho

  • Candy Jones
    Candy Jones 5 days ago

    Provocative and tasteless? That's what you call James Gunn's jokes about pedophilia and deflowering his own daughter's a$$? See I call it disgusting and career ending.

  • Lil Peen
    Lil Peen 7 days ago

    Because they can’t make one without thin

  • Michael Solares
    Michael Solares 8 days ago +1

    James Gunn s GOTG LITERALLY changed the tone of the entire MCU

  • Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 16 days ago

    666 dislikes 😮

  • Simons Krasts
    Simons Krasts 17 days ago

    disgusting music and video. i want to vomit

  • Swing Armer
    Swing Armer 17 days ago

    James Gunn is a demon. Disney is demonic also. I think the outcome speaks for itself.

  • Nemo7The7Pirate7
    Nemo7The7Pirate7 24 days ago

    Money conquers evil.

  • EightyFour
    EightyFour 29 days ago

    Not one mention of why he was fired?
    Why the fuck aren't you telling, yelling to people the reason James Gunn was supposedly fired Looper?
    He himself admits he is a pedofile. A sick vile man that tweeted and tweeted about abusing boys, 10,000 tweets!

    • EightyFour
      EightyFour 19 days ago

      James Gunn tweeted 10,000 times jokes of raping boys!!!
      So like I said in my last post, why is there no mention of this during the video? Can you explain why there is no mention of this?
      Is it normal to you Vinny Simms this kind of sick shit Gunn talks of in his tweets?

    • Vinny Simms
      Vinny Simms 23 days ago

      What's your agenda here?

  • Harsh Parmar
    Harsh Parmar Month ago

    I love these 2 movies...! I also wants James Gunn as director of gotg3

  • oli g
    oli g Month ago +1

    James Gunn to Disney: You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me

  • Draco Xflames
    Draco Xflames Month ago

    Laugher is the best medicine that why I laugh at people with aids 10/10

  • MrAndrewrock
    MrAndrewrock Month ago

    James Gunn's edginess contributed to GOTG's success, if it was for Disney's sense of humor it would've been sanitized as hell

  • Garrett Wilson
    Garrett Wilson Month ago

    Theres a theme park ride?

  • HEAVYMETALmovie1981
    HEAVYMETALmovie1981 2 months ago

    I forgive Gunn on his past mess up. Maybe now, he learned a good lesson will know better next time. In overall, *I'm VERY happy Disney smartened up and hired him back* 😃

  • Hmung Luai
    Hmung Luai 2 months ago

    Who did james gunn play??

  • bishop12ist
    bishop12ist 2 months ago

    I wonder how Dave would have felt if somebody said that about his mother or girlfriend. And rape isn't a word to use. Smash or hit. Most people don't say rape.

  • Incanticle 666
    Incanticle 666 2 months ago

    Disney messed up its timeline for the MCU now. "The Suicide Squad"(Suicide Squad 2) is being released in 2021.. so it may be 2024 or 2025 before GOTGV3 comes out. Oh Well *shrugs shoulders*

  • Mukiwa Banda
    Mukiwa Banda 2 months ago

    Roseanne Barr: Insults a Democrats looks
    *fired indefinitely and entire TV show re-written*
    Charlie Sheen: Insults his Democrat boss
    *fired indefinitely and entire TV show re-written*
    James Gunn: Attends pedophile parties and has sex with children
    *fake fired then immediately re-hired with no questions asked*

    • Adrien Mejia
      Adrien Mejia 2 months ago

      He never had sex with kids. U just nasty

  • Jevilz
    Jevilz 3 months ago

    The real reason is because James Gunn is the man who can do it without taking everything..

  • Life of Bricks
    Life of Bricks 3 months ago

    Maybe they did an investigation and couldn’t find anything else. Bad on him so they brought him back. I mean some of the stuff he said was pretty raw. I think his tweets were really gross, but after an investigation I’d bring him back too. Prob wanted more money anyways

  • Dodge Native
    Dodge Native 3 months ago

    What about the children?

  • Eobard Thawne
    Eobard Thawne 3 months ago

    Just beacuse disney doesn’t wanted to lost him to DC

  • 0MohawkWarrior0
    0MohawkWarrior0 3 months ago +1

    Anyone else pooping while watching this?

    • My dude
      My dude 3 months ago

      I'm just sitting here scratching my nuts

  • Chanel Coco
    Chanel Coco 3 months ago +1

    Yeah let’s rehire someone who enjoys making light of child rape and rape in general. But Roseanne loses her 35 year career over one tweet. Jussie Smollett gets off scot free but some senior citizen white guy named Rackey who started a roofing business back in the 80’s and owned up to faking his car being stolen yet still got a criminal conviction served jail time etc - the message here is to never confess. Be a liar like Jussie Smollett. Make child rape jokes and claim you’re so hard core and people who get offended because the jokes aren’t remotely funny claim they are triggered. If the weirdos who run Hollyweird get their way they can normalise incest, pedos and beastiality too and then nothing will be off limits whatsoever - yeah great vision you sick dumb fucks. Always a joke seeing people like Blake Lively pleading for people to sign up against child trafficking and sexual abuse yet she didn’t object to working with pedo Woody Allen. Ugh sick and I wasn’t planning to view any of this bs anyway but definitely not now. If it was to happen to James or one of his loved ones he would soon change his tune

    • Dutspice
      Dutspice 2 months ago

      "Make child rape jokes and claim you’re so hard core and people who get offended because the jokes aren’t remotely funny claim they are triggered."

      "Well I don't find this joke funny, so therefore it's not a joke!" Nice logic there buddy. Comedy is subjective, dude.

  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson 3 months ago +2


  • Michael Ferraro
    Michael Ferraro 3 months ago

    Provocative past tweets. That’s putting it mildly considering I’m someone who can come up with some pretty graphic shit but gets dry heaves when I read what James Gunn tweeted. But hey I guess that’s why he’s a successful director and I’m not.

  • Michael Ferraro
    Michael Ferraro 3 months ago

    Just wait. All will be made manifest.

  • Kapt'n Pee
    Kapt'n Pee 4 months ago

    I suppose money is more important than morals aye Disney

  • Arcane Assylum
    Arcane Assylum 4 months ago +2

    He was re-hired because he has the best taste in music in the whole world.

    • My dude
      My dude 3 months ago +1

      @Kapt'n Pee cry somewhere else where ppl actually give a fuck bc we don't care about the past tweets

    • Kapt'n Pee
      Kapt'n Pee 4 months ago

      He's also a pedophile

  • Tappa Tappa
    Tappa Tappa 4 months ago

    I see a lot of pedofile supporters here

  • That Guy Bob
    That Guy Bob 4 months ago

    "There is little due process in the court of public opinion.....We hope Americans from across the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality."
    This is so fucking true and it's frustrating as hell. People on twitter don't think, they're just a bunch of mindless animals who take everything at face value. It's a damn shame. And the big companies bow down to these mobs, egg them on, and encourage them. It's time to end the idea that someone's tweets from years and years ago are a monolith of everything that person will ever be. People change over time

  • Rossmel paul Natividad
    Rossmel paul Natividad 4 months ago +1

    I was pissed when the guy who made niche characters outshine Suicide Squad was fire. Now that he bacc, I’m happy asf. And he’s gonna save the Suicide Squad too!

  • william goodnight
    william goodnight 4 months ago

    IT'S FUN TO SEE THE ACCESS MEDIA THINKING 10,000 SICK TWEETS JOKING ABOUT WANKING OF TO YOUNG BOYS IS JUST SAD NOT SICK. THE GUYS A DEMENTED PEDO GOod ONE DISNEY AND SICK HYPOCRITICAL ACCESS MEDIA. But hay rosane who got fired after one tweet to be retired forever PEDO GUN IS A CHANGED MAN let's bring him back now because the pedo says he's no longer a pedo

  • Brayden Tidswell
    Brayden Tidswell 4 months ago +1

    All it needed was some Harbulary batteries.

  • Joseph F. Raven
    Joseph F. Raven 4 months ago

    They should have offered the job too Taika Waititi

  • Irishman Under Your Bed
    Irishman Under Your Bed 4 months ago +1

    “Provocative past tweets”

    • Carpediem06
      Carpediem06 4 months ago

      Yet Kevin Hart was lambasted for tweets that were also 10 years old

  • bossdog bossdog
    bossdog bossdog 4 months ago

    I like the Guardians movies and the entire cast,but,if anyone has seen the tweets JG has written you will see a whole different person emerging from them. This man has done everything BUT list all the children he has fucked. Truly a disgusting,twisted,sick,demented child predator pervert. And that is not the worst part. ABC fired Roseann Barr for making one tweet that said a person looked like a character from the planet of the apes movie. And she was correct! But ABC fired her for that tweet. ABC is owned by Disney. Disney fired JG for same said thing,but just a short time later,they got to counting the coin that they would be losing out on in his absence and suddenly pedophilia was acceptable to them and they REHIRED his piece of shit ass back! But guess what,Roseanne is still unemployed for saying someone looked like a character from a movie. How is that even right? As much as i like Guardians of the Galaxy movies and the cast,if Gunn is attached to a third movie,im a hard pass on that. F you disney.

  • cha thor
    cha thor 4 months ago +1

    Do I need to remind everybody bashing James Gunn. Disney's legoland got busted for a pedo ring; Disney is the biggest pedo in America. James Gunn only joked about it.

  • Chad Cornick
    Chad Cornick 4 months ago +1

    i'm done with hollywood and it's child molesters on more movies or tv for me!

  • Iamanotaku probably
    Iamanotaku probably 4 months ago

    I am so happy to have him back

  • Scootchie and Boo
    Scootchie and Boo 4 months ago

    Short answer, because pedophiles run hollywood

  • Werner Beinhart
    Werner Beinhart 4 months ago

    Feminists failed! Good for Guardians

  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer 4 months ago

    I'm so glad he was re-hired, I'm excited for GOTG 3

  • Shawn Valleau
    Shawn Valleau 4 months ago

    So a kids company,Disney cancels an entire show after the star tweets a personal attack, deletes it, and apologizes for it. All while most people were asleep. She gets dragged through the mud.
    Gunn makes "jokes" about paedophilia and raping women, leaves them up for years, never apologizes, and only deletes them after he gets "fired". The fact that they never looked for a replacement and said that they were still making the movie with his script. Proves it was a fake Disney told him lay low and let this blow over. Wonder if Gunn gets "special" access to Disney studios.
    Truth is Barr is pro-Trump and Gunn is a good leftist. That is the only thing that went into this decision not what they tweeted, but on their personal thoughts on the President

  • CRocketSlim
    CRocketSlim 4 months ago +4

    Do we really need a video to say "Mike Cernovich is a dishonest troll who acts in bad faith"?

  • Expired Memory
    Expired Memory 4 months ago

    Batista the real life Guardian

  • Arash Nateghian
    Arash Nateghian 4 months ago

    Unexpected lol i knew it would happen Disney only fired him as they didn't want any road blocks while the fox deal was pending.

  • Assassin 16
    Assassin 16 4 months ago +4

    James Gunn to Disney: “You could not lived with your failure and where did that got you. Back to me”

  • bantawi
    bantawi 4 months ago

    Triumph? He's a pedophile. Disney is a children's entertainment network. Our media is sick.

  • Tropical Winter
    Tropical Winter 4 months ago

    Me very happy

  • Dana Eiland
    Dana Eiland 4 months ago +1

    Isnt he a pedo?

    FOR THE BY&BY 4 months ago

    And these sick Hollywood freaks have no problem working with this POS! Disgusting.

  • Celtic Guardian
    Celtic Guardian 4 months ago +1

    I refuse to acknowledge the term "tasteless joke" because humor is inherently subjective. While it might be in "bad taste" to you others might enjoy it. For example Hawkeye's wife puts mayonnaise on a hotdog. The 'bad" joke is the mayo.

  • BC Bell
    BC Bell 4 months ago

    Hypocritical left. Did they hire Roseanne back? No.

    • the cartoonist
      the cartoonist 3 months ago +1

      Roseanne blamed people left and right for her firing. James Gunn took responsibility and blamed only himself.

  • David Butterstein
    David Butterstein 4 months ago +1

    you all promote kids being sexually abused and you will literally laugh in someones face when they remind you.

  • Ronald Ochoa
    Ronald Ochoa 4 months ago

    Taika waititi should direct Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3

  • Briel 000
    Briel 000 4 months ago +4

    Space was more fun in GOTG than any other franchise like the current Star wars

  • Rellim Sirhc
    Rellim Sirhc 4 months ago +1

    fuck that, I wouldn't even come back if I was him. they wanna fire a man over some shit he said 10 years ago (that he's already Apologized for btw) then rehire Him once they realize gotg3 is gonna be shit without him? and as if disney has any right to judge anybody on their offensiveness after all the satanic and sex symbolism they've dumped on everyone for years. James Gunn is better off without the Disney empire, just seen brightburn btw and it was fucking awesome without a lick of help from fucking Disney.

    • Vinny Simms
      Vinny Simms 23 days ago

      Cmaaaan we need somebody who isn't Taika to make Marvel movies with personality

  • Americana Bulldog2
    Americana Bulldog2 4 months ago

    Gunn like young boys in a evil way. He tweeted about it himself.