Disney has re-instated James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The Hollywood Reporter and numerous other reputable news outlets are all reporting the same thing. Deadline.com had the exclusive breaking story.
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The Hollywood Reporter: "In the weeks after firing Gunn, there was speculation around town about who could replace the filmmaker, with agents lining up clients but by mid-fall, any perceived search seemed to have petered out, with many thinking that the project was on the back burner. What almost no one knew was that Marvel and Disney had never undertaken a search and had gone back to Gunn and made a deal...in secret, according to insiders.
After the firing, Gunn moved on to Warner Bros. and DC to write and direct The Suicide Squad, which has Idris Elba set to star. Gunn plans on doing both films, with The Suicide Squad coming first. It has an Aug. 6, 2021 release date." Full story HERE.