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The Real Reason Disney Re-Hired James Gunn For GOTG 3

The Avengers aren't the only ones making a huge comeback this year. Disney and Marvel Studios have made the unexpected decision to re-hire James Gunn to finish what he started with the Guardians of the Galaxy series. What happened in the months since Gunn's firing to make this unlikely triumph possible?
To call James Gunn's firing in July 2018 "unexpected" would be a bit of an understatement. Under Gunn's direction, the Guardians came out of nowhere to become one of the most successful series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... pretty impressive for a property that was all but unknown before 2014.
On top of the money the movies brought in, they also earned rave reviews, making talking trees and trash pandas beloved household names for families across the world.
But as Gunn's sudden firing seemed to demonstrate, all of that success meant nothing in the face of corporate mandate.
The third Guardians movie was originally set to begin filming in fall 2018, but was shut down indefinitely after the controversial decision was made to fire Gunn for provocative past tweets.
A few days after Disney's decision was made public, the main cast of the franchise rebuked the company with an extraordinary open letter calling for Gunn to be reinstated. The remarkable show of support left many hoping that the situation could be turned around. But publicly, the company was unswayed, and it soon looked like Disney would rather scuttle Volume 3 in its entirety than bring Gunn back.
Watch to learn more about the real reason Disney re-hired James Gunn for GOTG 3!
#JamesGunn #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #MCU
​​​The cast supported him | 0:17
You're the one that I want | 1:25
The song remains the same | 2:13
Gunn was a class act | 3:22
There and back again | 4:09
He's a huge moneymaker |​ 4:52
A cosmic vision | 5:37

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  1. Looper

    Looper

    Tháng trước

    How do you feel about James Gunn being re-hired?

    • Alex_GG

      Alex_GG

      Ngày trước

      Amazing

    • Paris Frisby

      Paris Frisby

      2 ngày trước

      How do you Feel about a Pedo Directing your next movie?

    • My_Universe

      My_Universe

      3 ngày trước

      Looper THANK GOD

    • Chris Wade

      Chris Wade

      6 ngày trước

      Awesome

    • Erik Dyrnes

      Erik Dyrnes

      9 ngày trước

      Good of disney to re-hire him, he's artistic style worked great with TGOTG.

  2. Spartan11117777

    Spartan11117777

    Ngày trước

    Dayum Disney REEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLY wants that money. Glad James Gunn has been re-hired and handled the situation very maturely. :)

  3. Matthew Harvey

    Matthew Harvey

    Ngày trước

    Because he is one of the greatest screen writers of our generation.

  4. Paris Frisby

    Paris Frisby

    2 ngày trước

    Wow..Pedophilia is OK as long as the Make Believe Stories Make Money... What does that Say About US as a Society?..... FN Doomed... All.. Around... Would any Father want James around their Daughter or Son?...I Guess ok if the result is simple entertainment as the reward....sick Society=sick world......I wouldn't allow James Gun Within a 100 Yards of anyone I held Precious..But Hell ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE MASSES!

  5. Dave Smith

    Dave Smith

    2 ngày trước

    Provocative tweets? They were pedophilic fantasies. Why not tell the audience what he said and let them decide?

  6. MR PEEVES

    MR PEEVES

    2 ngày trước

    Because they realised that they were listening to a very small, overly senitvie and pathetic minority and they saw sense and did the right thing by reinstating him

  7. DoC moetch

    DoC moetch

    2 ngày trước

    heally too the gun gotg 1 hit gotg 2 hit do the mate

  8. grace calis

    grace calis

    3 ngày trước

    So unbelievably stupid that people's livelihoods are threatened for something they said years before they were even hired. Especially considering Gunn's statements were just fuckin jokes.

  9. Patrick Lawler

    Patrick Lawler

    3 ngày trước

    Dirty slippery Disney........Democrats protect Democrats 😂

  10. Pastel Princess

    Pastel Princess

    4 ngày trước

    lol people still coming out the woodwork to call James an abuser.

  11. Shahani Braga

    Shahani Braga

    4 ngày trước

    GOTG series is the only Marvel team I actually like. The Avengers are so lame 🙄

  12. MySSDRocks

    MySSDRocks

    4 ngày trước

    Batista was a nobody before Drax, in Hollywood anyway, so he’s loyal to the guy that made him.

  13. lili ks

    lili ks

    5 ngày trước

    real reason : coz he hates Trump , which is also why Smollet was released with a tap on the fingers. Hatred for Trump will get you far in demonic Hollywood these days . wether you're talented , makes pedophile jokes on twitter, or not .as long as you hate Trump you're good . this is satanic hollywood today .

  14. Mr. Mammuthus Africanavus

    Mr. Mammuthus Africanavus

    6 ngày trước

    ...because Disney likes drama because drama sells

  15. Austin Smith

    Austin Smith

    7 ngày trước

    see whats possible when you behave professionally

  16. mr mooshon

    mr mooshon

    7 ngày trước

    What is the real reason they re-hires him? You didn’t tell anything new. You didn’t even say a reason other than all the responses from the fans and cast.

  17. S117 Oracle

    S117 Oracle

    7 ngày trước

    Reason: They finally dislodged their heads from their asses and realized firing a cinematic genius over shit he posted a decade ago is full on idiotic?

  18. N Slater

    N Slater

    8 ngày trước

    I bet all that happened was Disney and Gunn discussed he would be fired for a short time and then rehired when this cooled down.

  19. Corey

    Corey

    9 ngày trước

    From now on James Gunn should be forever known as The Cinematic War-Dog, playing both sides of comic book cinema at the behest of both XD he was a class act, came out on top and got exactly what he deserved :) perfectly balanced as all things should be

  20. Shining Diancie

    Shining Diancie

    9 ngày trước

    *I just realized something.* *James GUNN was FIRED*

  21. Abhijeet P

    Abhijeet P

    9 ngày trước

    DAVE BATISTA is a Friend everyone needs .....! Hats off...

  22. Abhijeet P

    Abhijeet P

    9 ngày trước

    I'm so happy for this......

  23. Darian F

    Darian F

    9 ngày trước

    Firing James Gunn from gotg mid series is like firing j.r.r tolkien in the middle of making lord of the rings

  24. Aditya

    Aditya

    9 ngày trước

    Because nobody else can tap into the madness of GOTG like Gunn can.. It wouldn't be the same anymore or as lovable and entertaining

  25. Youlo King

    Youlo King

    9 ngày trước

    Batista : Give me what i want Disney : well you kno......... Batista : GIVE ME WHAT I WANT Disney : ok......

  26. Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder

    10 ngày trước

    Disney "you're fired" MCU "guardians 3" Disney "oh, right. Your unfired, I need you. Come back"

  27. Zach Leathers

    Zach Leathers

    10 ngày trước

    They HAVE!!!! To bring back Bautista as Drax. He’s the funniest character. The team just WONT, the series itself just WONT be the same without him. I won’t even see it in theaters without drax.

    • Zach Leathers

      Zach Leathers

      10 ngày trước

      Or am I confused and Bautista is still in the cast?

  28. the kazoo kid

    the kazoo kid

    10 ngày trước

    Here's the message, for the curious ones:

  29. Chuck Berrington

    Chuck Berrington

    11 ngày trước

    The spin is hard on this one...

  30. Zipei Lei

    Zipei Lei

    11 ngày trước

    Evil Mickey Mouse at it again.

  31. Micromation

    Micromation

    12 ngày trước

    When you make so much money that leftist screeching is not worth virtue signalling for.

  32. Diana Cavendish

    Diana Cavendish

    12 ngày trước

    What still bothers me is that I was waiting for the movie to come out in 2020 and now I'll have to wait like 3 years (from now). I know I'm not the only one waiting, just saying Guardians of the Galaxy is possibly my favourite movie series and I was really looking forward to the next one coming out soon.

  33. Phranq Tamburri

    Phranq Tamburri

    12 ngày trước

    HYPOCRISY!!!! I am deeply offended by Disney. They bring back James Gunn over tweets because he is a fellow Democrat. Disney never rehired Roseanne Barr over her tweets because she is Republican! I am sickened by this hypocrisy!

  34. Tec Productions

    Tec Productions

    12 ngày trước

    Marvel: Mr.Gunn you're fired A Few Months Later Marvel: Mr.Gunn you're hired James Gunn: Am I a joke to you?

  35. Jeremiah Valeska

    Jeremiah Valeska

    12 ngày trước

    A lot of people are saying they rehired him because of studio interference and because they realized what they did was dumb, but you wanna know what the real REAL reason is? He didn’t have a problem getting a job at the rivaling company.

  36. Olav Tetteroo

    Olav Tetteroo

    13 ngày trước

    Even though Disney f*cked up, it's good that they went back and fixed this mistake. Many companies would be too proudful and just stick with their decision, so we shouldn't hate on Disney now for making the right call. Hopefully more entertainment companies will listen to their fans instead of random general public

  37. canuck21

    canuck21

    13 ngày trước

    Please, Gunn's calmness didn't influenced anything. I'm pretty sure it was Disney that told Gunn to stay quiet so that things quiet down and people forget about it and then they'll re-hire him. They planned this all along and never had the real intention of firing him permanently.

  38. SingleMom 83

    SingleMom 83

    13 ngày trước

    He didn’t get fired he just got dusted in the snap and they didn’t wanna say it

  39. ayub abokar

    ayub abokar

    13 ngày trước

    YES‼️‼️

  40. Quinten McLaughlin

    Quinten McLaughlin

    14 ngày trước

    James gunn: i stubbed my toe Looper: *"The real reason James Gunn stubbed his toe"*

  41. END Of DAYS VIDEO

    END Of DAYS VIDEO

    14 ngày trước

    Getting tired of that social Justice crap 😒

  42. fanime1

    fanime1

    14 ngày trước

    I call bull that Disney was planning on rehiring him for months. Fall of last year, Bob Iger (CEO of Disney) did an interview with the Hollywood Reporter where he specifically said he didn't regret firing James Gunn. This was months after the controversy, so he should have heard all the criticism by then. This also does not fit the "months ago" story as at most, they'd have 1-2 months at most to change Bob's mind. Let's also point out what happened just before Gunn's rehiring. Gunn was hired in December to direct the Suicide Squad film. Before he was just writing. Then news came out in February that both Will Smith and Margot Robbie were fired at DC and that the film would be a reboot. Also, after the failure of Justice League, DC said they were going to restructure their films, giving their universe a soft reboot. Now you're free to do with this information what you will, but it seems like too much of a coincidence that Disney rehired Gunn after all this news came out. If you want to know my theory, I believe that DC was hoping that Gunn would guide them through their reboot. By how much, I'm not sure, but they seem to be giving him a lot of creative control. I think they were slowly trying to make him their Kevin Feige or some similar position. Disney finally realized this and didn't want to give anymore power to their competition, so they rehired Gunn to prevent this. But since Gunn already signed a contract with DC, Disney has no choice but to wait for him to finish Suicide Squad. Again, this is just a theory. I have no proof but connecting the dots, this seems very possible. At the very least, all this news about Suicide Squad and the excitement people were having for it definitely made Disney realize how much money they would lose by keeping Gunn fired. There's no doubt in my mind that it was all these reports that changed Disney's mind, not their "generous" heart and forgiveness. Don't be fooled.

  43. DrXshock

    DrXshock

    14 ngày trước

    It was to subvert our attention from Captain Trainwreck

  44. EverNumb

    EverNumb

    15 ngày trước

    # 1 reason David Bautista showed the Disney execs the Trial By Combat between the Viper and The Mountain and said "Imagine me doing that to your heads... you know what's what..."

  45. NESS??!!

    NESS??!!

    15 ngày trước

    money money money money and more money...

  46. mastersleib

    mastersleib

    15 ngày trước

    Kudos to actors especially to Batista.

  47. Filip Papoušek

    Filip Papoušek

    15 ngày trước

    What has Marvel connected to Disney? disney is just for kids right?

    • Filip Papoušek

      Filip Papoušek

      15 ngày trước

      +Disney Fanboy wow i never knew that,thanks!

    • Disney Fanboy

      Disney Fanboy

      15 ngày trước

      Disney owns marvel

  48. Fate 04

    Fate 04

    15 ngày trước

    drax ftw

  49. Frank M. Murray

    Frank M. Murray

    15 ngày trước

    He looks like Mark Hoppus From Blink 182!

  50. Brian Bowman

    Brian Bowman

    15 ngày trước

    I won’t be watching this movie nor any movie with Gunn as the Director also anyone could play Draxx. It won’t be difficult since GOTG 2 was bad.

  51. PianoLee

    PianoLee

    15 ngày trước

    James Gunn is meant to make GOTG plain and simple

  52. Goady

    Goady

    16 ngày trước

    he was never fired....

  53. Darth Rylocke

    Darth Rylocke

    16 ngày trước

    They never fired him, I am not joking look it up.

  54. Matt Mccaslin

    Matt Mccaslin

    16 ngày trước

    Disney said they would rehire him as long as he puts Brie Larson in the movie. All joking aside if that does happen I'm gna hang myself.

  55. tommy pockets

    tommy pockets

    16 ngày trước

    Ya'll putting a pedo on a pedostool. Thanks for giving Trump 2020

  56. Epicvlshotzvl 1

    Epicvlshotzvl 1

    16 ngày trước

    Let’s goo

  57. Caffeinated Nation

    Caffeinated Nation

    17 ngày trước

    The real reason? Because they wanted to make money.

  58. Ameen Singh

    Ameen Singh

    17 ngày trước

    He said the Guardians came out of nowhere while the video showed a shot of Knowhere. Clever editing.

  59. NanohaXFate Takamachi/Testarossa/NanoFate

    NanohaXFate Takamachi/Testarossa/NanoFate

    17 ngày trước

    I'm so fucking stoked

  60. Jorji Costava

    Jorji Costava

    17 ngày trước

    Disney Should Buy DC So DC Can Have Good Movies

    • Disney Fanboy

      Disney Fanboy

      15 ngày trước

      😂😂😂😂😂

  61. mmilike

    mmilike

    17 ngày trước

    I thought it's simply because DC want to hired him for project.

  62. BYERE

    BYERE

    17 ngày trước

    I will say that I would greatly look forward to Gunn taking over as head producer of the MCU if Kevin Feige ever decided to step down.

  63. Az Pont

    Az Pont

    18 ngày trước

    "Unexpected". If you saw the reasons why he was fired, you could had a few guesses....

  64. Help me reach 1,000 subscribers With 1 video

    Help me reach 1,000 subscribers With 1 video

    18 ngày trước

    Dave is a legend

  65. Daniel Lovitt

    Daniel Lovitt

    18 ngày trước

    Don’t think they should have even let him go 🙄 just pushed guardians back. But I find it funny that it seems more people seem to be supportive with the decision as appose to when news first broke everyone wanted his head on a platter.

  66. Evan Harrison

    Evan Harrison

    18 ngày trước

    When they say there's a special place in hell for those who hurt the innocent, you wouldn't think it's hollywood.

  67. PikaBlu22

    PikaBlu22

    19 ngày trước

    James Gunn is one of the key people in the entirety of the MCU. The Russo Bros and Kevin Feige are the tippy top but James has cemented himself as basically the one who is the all-father for the cosmic side of the MCU. Setting up the upcoming Eternals movie, the Adam Warlock addition, obviously GotG3, and much more. He basically set up Captain Marvel too. So when they fired him it was extremely bad for the future of the MCU and I was incredibly scared that it would start to falter, especially after the endstone that is Endgame. Thankfully Dianey grew a brain and a heart and re-hired him back, hopefully guaranteeing the future of the MCU for a much longer.

  68. Lyle James

    Lyle James

    19 ngày trước

    Now all he has to do is excuse himself from the culture war and keep his mouth shut on social media

  69. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith

    19 ngày trước

    He has the correct political views now! You can't hold that against him. Thank God he didn't come out in favor of Trump though!

  70. Shalashaska 994

    Shalashaska 994

    19 ngày trước

    The best part is his tweets were actually pretty funny

  71. mikeyh0

    mikeyh0

    19 ngày trước

    Baby-raping jokes (and possibly more) are simply 'provocative'? Shame on Looper for being so accommodating to sexual perversion. Shame on you. I will never watch a single movie this godamned pervert directs or has anything to do with. If you do, shame on you.

  72. elvis316

    elvis316

    19 ngày trước

    Disney can let a little pedophilia slide. Gunn is an awful human being. Read his tweets.

  73. KoToCoNDoR

    KoToCoNDoR

    20 ngày trước

    $$$ > ego ... and Disney understood

  74. A C

    A C

    20 ngày trước

    Guardians 2 didn’t recapture the magic of part 1 tho...

  75. Graeme Phillips

    Graeme Phillips

    20 ngày trước

    The open letter has a paragraph dedicated to political divide and mob rule. I must point out it is the left who has eaten their own in this case.

  76. Pro Libertate

    Pro Libertate

    20 ngày trước

    The Tweets were not "controversial", they were OPENLY PEDOPHILE !!! We are back to the problem with genius vs. psychopathy, as with the posthumous scandal involving Michael Jackson. Personally, I really enjoyed the Guardians movies, but I am not going place my enjoyment over the problems caused by high-profile psychopaths - especially when the pardon only applies to promoters of leftist ideology. There's not a sliver of evidence that Trump was ever racist or misogynist, but a private comment from 2006 is still quoted as justification for unending hatred against him, although all he said is that adult women LET HIM touch their genitalia, implying CONSENT. But Gunn gets away with THOUSANDS of tweets implying his sexual preference for CHILDREN, which is not just immoral, but criminal! This moral relativism is totally messed up.

    • Pro Libertate

      Pro Libertate

      20 ngày trước

      +Max Burrill Hahahaha, wow, that's hilarious!!! Considering the rage mobs that form every time someone SAYS something they don't like - the EXACT SAME PEOPLE now defending Gunn for "things he said", the hypocrisy is breathtaking! Look at how the Left are willing to shred Trump because of things he may or may not have said...

    • Max Burrill

      Max Burrill

      20 ngày trước

      The tweets may have been disgusting, but you still can't accuse someone of being a pedophile without any evidence to back it up. Sure, he said some things, but saying is not the same as doing. If we focus on jokes instead of actual crimes, and try to destroy entire careers based on things said in the past, then what separates us from the crazed witch-hunting mobs of old?

  77. Jimmy White

    Jimmy White

    20 ngày trước

    Never should have fired him

    • Jimmy White

      Jimmy White

      18 ngày trước

      I don't condone his tweets, but it should have been a issue from the start, not years into employment.

    • Jimmy White

      Jimmy White

      18 ngày trước

      +Robbie Rob pe5z these tweets were around when he was hired in the first place and his filmography includes Tromeo and Juliet. There isn't a person alive who doesn't have something in there past that someone else would find highly offensive.

    • Robbie Rob pe5z

      Robbie Rob pe5z

      19 ngày trước

      He thought it was funny having sex with 5 yr olds

  78. Compilation Installation

    Compilation Installation

    20 ngày trước

    They hired him back because Batista said " give me what I want"

  79. essay

    essay

    20 ngày trước

    I like that Gunn was given a second chance.

  80. Raymond Jones

    Raymond Jones

    20 ngày trước

    Steam Lee last words about MCU guess"bring back Adam Warlock,(better than Captain Marvel). X-MEN, and EVERYBODY

  81. B_side 86

    B_side 86

    21 ngày trước

    In my opinion they will do galaxy 3 then Gunn is fired again from Disney & marvel all together then off too dc he will go just my opinion

  82. Hex Awareness Team

    Hex Awareness Team

    21 ngày trước

    the reason why it was a success while unknown was BECAUSE IT WAS UNKNOWN. People are sick of reboots and remakes and marvel movies and all the same old shit. They want a new movie with new characters. And that is what GoG was.

  83. Morge Zorge

    Morge Zorge

    21 ngày trước

    The real reason is because there is one standard for my tribe and one standard for your tribe. Roseanne makes one stupid joke that could be racist, she is fired, James Gunn jokes about raping children for more than a decade, it's ok.

  84. DIGITAL3ERO

    DIGITAL3ERO

    21 ngày trước

    They FAKE FIRED him until the heat blew over! it's not rocket science!

  85. Lee Richardson

    Lee Richardson

    22 ngày trước

    They never fired him in the first damn place.

  86. Dekadis

    Dekadis

    22 ngày trước

    I can't wait for JG SS... lol i't''ll be crazy and good

  87. Ryan Swick

    Ryan Swick

    22 ngày trước

    Best news I've had all year

  88. George Franklin

    George Franklin

    22 ngày trước

    My favorite marvel movies.

  89. Mexie Mex

    Mexie Mex

    23 ngày trước

    I can't help but think the agenda heave Driving Miss Marvel movie was a concession by Kevin Feige to get Gunn back

  90. Kim Brunson

    Kim Brunson

    23 ngày trước

    Bautista not expendable

  91. fizzkid2000

    fizzkid2000

    23 ngày trước

    what was the real reason? it's like i've been on the meat loaf hype train back in the 90s all over again :s

  92. face708time

    face708time

    23 ngày trước

    Disney did the right thing... 👍👍

  93. Jake

    Jake

    23 ngày trước

    Cause the never cared in the first place? It was a PR move.

  94. Oliver Merretthiley

    Oliver Merretthiley

    23 ngày trước

    Look he did some controversial things but he's a good director who cares

  95. Jeff Dranetz

    Jeff Dranetz

    23 ngày trước

    Chris Pratt passive aggressively let himself get fat. :-)

  96. Bridget Stuart

    Bridget Stuart

    23 ngày trước

    Thank Goodness!!!

  97. Dominic Zelenak

    Dominic Zelenak

    23 ngày trước

    He was never really fired. It was a PR stunt to announce his firing.

  98. San Ien Jao

    San Ien Jao

    23 ngày trước

    Also we get to see Rocky Balboa in GOTG 3 wuhu!

  99. San Ien Jao

    San Ien Jao

    23 ngày trước

    Surprised is an understatement 😅

  100. István Molnár

    István Molnár

    24 ngày trước

    You called Rocket a trash panda!!! YESSS!!!!!

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