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James Gunn Fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:58 pm

The director of the previous two movies has been fired due to controversial tweets he made several years back surfaced.




That escalated rather quickly. 

James Gunn has been fired from writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The move comes after several conservative personalities dug up tweets the director posted several years ago in 2008 that ranged from joking about pedophilia, rape, and monkeys (which I find shocking. SHOCKING that a man who originally started in Troma Pictures has a wide dark taste in humor. Yes, absolutely shocking that). The reason Gunn was targeted by conservatives folks was due to his massive dislike of Donald Trump. The tweets caught on with so much last night, that just a few minutes ago it was confirmed that Gunn has been fired from working on the third film of the Guardians franchise.

Disney chairman Alan Horn posted a statement of the firing:

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 has since deleted his entire Twitter account prior to the announcement having this to say in his final tweet:

 

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.

 

Gunn had been expected to be at SDCC today for a panel for something from Sony Pictures' in Hall H at 6pm (PST). It is still unclear if Gunn plans on appearing, or if the panel will even happen now. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was expected to be released in 2020, and Gunn had confirmed that he was writing on the script to it. That looks to be up in the air.

We'll update you more on this developing story. 

 



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Mac E Tero

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Postby Mac E Tero » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:03 pm

In b4 Johnston and Terror.
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Jack Charlemagne

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Postby Jack Charlemagne » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Him that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone but only when living in glass houses.
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Clockwork_Fish

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Postby Clockwork_Fish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:59 pm

Well now you've got me curious about this monkey joke. :|
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:08 pm

Jack Charlemagne wrote:Him that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone but only when living in glass houses.


The stone was cast YEARS ago. It was always known. Yet suddenly a big deal again now because an alt-right nut who was part of Gamergate and Pizzagate found out and well. Here we are now.

So is Johnny Depp next?
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Clockwork_Fish

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Postby Clockwork_Fish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:15 pm

Zechs wrote:
The stone was cast YEARS ago. It was always known. Yet suddenly a big deal again now because an alt-right nut who was part of Gamergate and Pizzagate found out and well. Here we are now.

So is Johnny Depp next?


Probably not, as the perpetrator probably doesn't have long to live. For a Gamergater to do this, he'd have to generate enough hypocrisy to give himself pancreatic cancer. I would imagine that his parents have been taken to hospital and dosed with iodine and their basement quarantined.
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Jack Charlemagne

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Postby Jack Charlemagne » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:49 pm

Zechs wrote:
The stone was cast YEARS ago. It was always known. Yet suddenly a big deal again now because an alt-right nut who was part of Gamergate and Pizzagate found out and well. Here we are now.


We're on the same page in this, just as I notice nobody reporting on what Gunn said 10 years ago is mentioning MIke Cernovich (who initiated all of this) defending neo-nazi rallies in person in the last calendar year. It's all political. Execs could give a rat's ass about saying naughty things, but the politicians they purchase blowjobs from care oh so much about keeping up appearances.
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Jack Charlemagne

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Postby Jack Charlemagne » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:52 pm

I mean ffs Gunn is such a perv he tried to PG porn. (Which I highly recommend because it was the funniest stuff with his name on it.)
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Garofani Spruzzo

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Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Well, Hollywood has a long history of blacklisting directors for their political beliefs but this is still incredibly dumb.
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RobThompson

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Postby RobThompson » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:06 pm

This is disheartening news.
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Jack Charlemagne

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Postby Jack Charlemagne » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:08 pm

Windom URL wrote:Well, Hollywood has a long history of blacklisting directors for their political beliefs but this is still incredibly dumb.


The real travesty won't be the new director, but the new motion-capture dancer for lil Groot.
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Clockwork_Fish

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Postby Clockwork_Fish » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:40 pm

Disney should replace him with Rian Johnson. And then a lot of lessons will be learned. :wink:
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Kurosawa

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Postby Kurosawa » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 pm

GOTG 3 might not even get made now. My interest in it is decreased quite a bit.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 pm

Kurosawa wrote:GOTG 3 might not even get made now. My interest in it is decreased quite a bit.


They will still make a GOTG movie but they will wait until the heat dies down as they find a replacement director in the near future. However, they will focus on their other franchises in the meantime.

zryson

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Postby zryson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:04 am

Whoa. What a huge story. And I read it here first on the Outhousers.

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