No Comic-Con Appearance For James Gunn After Being Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
Close on the heels of his exit from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Disney, it is widely being reported that filmmaker, and screenwriter James Gunn is no longer expected to make an appearance in Hall H at much-awaited San Diego Comic-Con. Gunn was one of the panelists on Hall H Comic-Con 2018 panel wherein he was about to make an announcement. But now reports have confirmed that Gunn is no longer on the panel.
Disney showed an exit door to James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a string of years-old offensive social media posts resurfaced online, thanks to the conservative news website, The Daily Caller. The filmmaker even apologized for his offensive tweets about pedophilia and rape, but by then enough damage had already been done. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced his removal on Friday.
“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible. (They are) inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Alan Horn said in an official statement.
Gunn kick-started his career in Hollywood by writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), The Specials (2000), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). After establishing himself as a screenwriter, he branched out to direction with the horror-comedy film Slither (2006). He rose to prominence after calling the shots for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
Later, he also helmed its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). The third installment of the series titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was set to mount the shooting floor in Atlanta this fall as the makers were eyeing a release date in 2020. But now things may go a little haywire as the Studio has yet not announced who will take over the film after Gunn’s unceremonious exit.