Disney is reportedly planning to make use of ousted “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn’s script that he wrote for the movie regardless of being fired.
Gunn, who was set to direct the third installment of the favored superhero science fiction franchise, was fired July 20 after decade-old tweets resurfaced by which he joked about subjects together with pedophilia and rape.
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Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn advised Fox Information that the studio had “severed our enterprise relationship” with Gunn, however The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday that the corporate plans to make use of the script he wrote for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. three.”
A number of sources advised the information outlet Gunn is caught in “difficult negotiations with Disney over his exit settlement,” and that Disney’s plans to make use of his script is taking part in a task in that.
Gunn’s previous tweets, which had been dug up by critics on-line, included traces like, “I like when little boys contact me in my foolish place.”
“The most effective factor about being raped is if you’re carried out being raped and it is like ‘when this feels nice, not being raped!” one other tweet learn.
Different now-deleted tweets from 2008-2011 included jokes concerning the assaults of Sept. 11, 2001, AIDS and the holocaust.
Gunn apologized, saying that his “phrases of practically a decade in the past had been, on the time, completely failed and unlucky efforts to be provocative.”
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“I’ve regretted them for a few years since — not simply because they had been silly, by no means humorous, wildly insensitive, and positively not provocative like I had hoped, but in addition as a result of they do not mirror the particular person I’m right this moment or have been for a while,” Gunn’s assertion continued.
The “Guardians” forged launched an open letter late final month in full assist of Gunn and the film’s star, Chris Pratt, personally stated he’d “like to see him reinstated as director of Quantity three.”
Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.