Updated: August 16, 2018 2:01:10 pm
James Gunn, who was fired as a director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3", will not return because Disney has reconfirmed his decision to release the director. The 52-year-old director was interrupted by the direction of the third film in the series after a series of offensive old tweets made by the director re-emerged on social media.
According to Variety, Disney and Marvel are "respecting their decision not to reinstate him as a driver for the next installment." The decision was made after a "courtesy" meeting between Disney director and president Alan Horn, where Gunn and his team tried to convince the study.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who was rumored to pressure the director's reinstatement, supports the study's decision not to summarize Gunn. After the shooting of Gunn, an online petition was launched by fans of the franchise asking the studio to resume its decision.
Gunn also received support from the cast of the franchise, who had signed an open letter asking the study to bring back the director. The veteran actor Kurt Russell, who played Ego in the second episode, also defended Gunn by saying "we are getting a little too sensitive about maybe some of the wrong people".
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