1. 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. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 20, 2018
In an official statement, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn condemned Gunn’s former tweets: “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”
Gunn is best-known for writing and directing the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films. The third installment was set to begin filming this fall, and Gunn was already at work on the screenplay. No word yet on if the film will continue along with Gunn’s script, if there will be a delay in filming, or who might step in to replace him.
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