The man behind Marvel’s hit Guardians of the Galaxy films is crossing over to DC.
James Gunn has been tapped to pen the Suicide Sequel, just months after he was fired from Disney. Expectations are high as the first installment of the Warner Bros. and DC franchise was not received well by the critics.
Disney fired the 52-year-old filmmaker after a series of offensive tweets he had written a decade prior resurfaced. The tweets made offensive jokes and Gunn, who had the support of almost the entire Guardians cast was let go by Disney. Following that, production on the Marvel sequel was put on hold indefinitely.
“Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today,” he wrote apologetically. “Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”
Gunn is also in talks to direct the film.