Guardians Of The Galaxy's sacked director James Gunn re-hired by Disney to helm ...

Guardians Of The Galaxy's sacked director James Gunn re-hired by Disney to helm third film Disney fired Gunn in July 2018 after offensive tweets he wrote between 2008-2012 joking about rape, child abuse, and pedophilia resurfaced in the #MeToo movement  The family-friendly studio initially refused to reinstate Gunn, despite the Guardians cast - including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana - signing a joint statement through social media 'fully supporting' James  In a shock move Disney have now re-hired Gunn to direct the third installment According to THR, Disney had never even held talks to replace Gunn, instead secretly returning to the director to make a new deal

By Lizzie Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:39 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 19:55 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been reinstated by Disney to direct the third film in the hit franchise. 

The shock move comes after Disney fired Gunn in July last year after offensive tweets he wrote between 2008-2012 joking about rape, child abuse, and pedophilia resurfaced in the #MeToo movement.

The family-friendly studio publicly refused to be swayed, despite the Guardians cast - including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana - signing a joint statement 'fully supporting' James that same month.

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