James Gunn Returning to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ After Firing

James Gunn

Bringing Me Back …

Tapped To Direct ‘Guardians 3’

3/15/2019 11:34 AM PDT

James Gunn is back in the good graces of Disney and Marvel, because he’s being reinstated as the writer and director of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ … TMZ has confirmed. 

It’s sweet redemption for James, who was fired by Disney last summer over a bunch of old, terribly offensive tweets — including musings on AIDS, the Holocaust, rape and 9/11.

Our sources say Disney and Marvel honchos decided to rehire James a few months ago, following deliberations and meetings between Gunn and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn.

We’re told Alan reversed course and brought James back into the fold because of Gunn’s public apology and general handling of the controversy. 

As we reported … the ‘GotG’ cast threw their full support behind James after he was canned, and it had to help his plight to get the backing of Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana. The stars vouched for James’ character, accepted his apology and hinted Disney only fired him out of fear of public outcry. 

James is adding to an already busy schedule … he’s gotta finish up ‘Suicide Squad 2’ before completing the ‘Guardians’ trilogy. 

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