Disney reinstates James Gunn for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’

Redemption and second chances have long been superhero movie staples, and today it looks like life has imitated art. Deadline has learned that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as the writer-director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” and confirmed it with Marvel and Gunn’s camp.

The decision to rehire Gunn — he was fired last July by Disney after alt-right journalists made public a fusillade of decade-old social media missives that made light of pedophilia and rape — was one that was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversations with Disney studio leadership and the team at Marvel Studios. Why the change of heart? After the firing, Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn met with Gunn on multiple occasions…

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