Last July, director James Gunn was fired by Disney over old, offensive tweets and the third installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy series was put on indefinite hold. Now, it would seem that Disney has forgiven him as the studio announced they have reinstated James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
After Gunn was fired, the stars penned an open letter to the studio, and many said they would not return for a third film without him.
The filmmaker expressed his gratitude to everyone who supported him over the past few months, writing on Twitter that he is “always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be.”
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2019