The Real Reason Disney Re-Hired James Gunn For GOTG 3

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
  • The Avengers aren't the only ones making a huge comeback this year. Disney and Marvel Studios have made the unexpected decision to re-hire James Gunn to finish what he started with the Guardians of the Galaxy series. What happened in the months since Gunn's firing to make this unlikely triumph possible?
    To call James Gunn's firing in July 2018 "unexpected" would be a bit of an understatement. Under Gunn's direction, the Guardians came out of nowhere to become one of the most successful series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... pretty impressive for a property that was all but unknown before 2014.
    On top of the money the movies brought in, they also earned rave reviews, making talking trees and trash pandas beloved household names for families across the world.
    But as Gunn's sudden firing seemed to demonstrate, all of that success meant nothing in the face of corporate mandate.
    The third Guardians movie was originally set to begin filming in fall 2018, but was shut down indefinitely after the controversial decision was made to fire Gunn for provocative past tweets.
    A few days after Disney's decision was made public, the main cast of the franchise rebuked the company with an extraordinary open letter calling for Gunn to be reinstated. The remarkable show of support left many hoping that the situation could be turned around. But publicly, the company was unswayed, and it soon looked like Disney would rather scuttle Volume 3 in its entirety than bring Gunn back.
    Watch to learn more about the real reason Disney re-hired James Gunn for GOTG 3!
    #JamesGunn #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #MCU
    ​​​The cast supported him | 0:17
    You're the one that I want | 1:25
    The song remains the same | 2:13
    Gunn was a class act | 3:22
    There and back again | 4:09
    He's a huge moneymaker |​ 4:52
    A cosmic vision | 5:37
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  • Looper
    Looper  4 months ago +1229

    How do you feel about James Gunn being re-hired?

    • TheGamingStickman
      TheGamingStickman 25 days ago

      enfado23 go watch Joke police on idubbz then come back and talk to me

    • Deltaleader36
      Deltaleader36 27 days ago

      Zane Ramos All he did was make some bad jokes tho

    • Auburn Choke
      Auburn Choke Month ago

      enfado23 how is he a pedo?

    • Auburn Choke
      Auburn Choke Month ago

      SixPack Shakur (Rep5281) back than if you retweeted something it would have the post on your page and say RT ( than their @) and the post so he doesn’t believe that he was doing a prank on someone to make it look like they said it smh

    • Angel Pablo
      Angel Pablo 2 months ago

      Looper your okay with a pedophile

  • HEAVYMETALmovie1981
    HEAVYMETALmovie1981 5 days ago

    I forgive Gunn on his past mess up. Maybe now, he learned a good lesson will know better next time. In overall, *I'm VERY happy Disney smartened up and hired him back* 😃

  • Hmung Luai
    Hmung Luai 13 days ago

    Who did james gunn play??

  • bishop12ist
    bishop12ist 15 days ago

    I wonder how Dave would have felt if somebody said that about his mother or girlfriend. And rape isn't a word to use. Smash or hit. Most people don't say rape.

  • Incanticle 666
    Incanticle 666 27 days ago

    Disney messed up its timeline for the MCU now. "The Suicide Squad"(Suicide Squad 2) is being released in 2021.. so it may be 2024 or 2025 before GOTGV3 comes out. Oh Well *shrugs shoulders*

  • Mukiwa Banda
    Mukiwa Banda 28 days ago

    Roseanne Barr: Insults a Democrats looks
    *fired indefinitely and entire TV show re-written*
    Charlie Sheen: Insults his Democrat boss
    *fired indefinitely and entire TV show re-written*
    James Gunn: Attends pedophile parties and has sex with children
    *fake fired then immediately re-hired with no questions asked*

    • Adrien Mejia
      Adrien Mejia 20 days ago

      He never had sex with kids. U just nasty

  • Jevilz
    Jevilz Month ago

    The real reason is because James Gunn is the man who can do it without taking everything..

  • Life of Bricks
    Life of Bricks Month ago

    Maybe they did an investigation and couldn’t find anything else. Bad on him so they brought him back. I mean some of the stuff he said was pretty raw. I think his tweets were really gross, but after an investigation I’d bring him back too. Prob wanted more money anyways

  • Dodge Native
    Dodge Native Month ago

    What about the children?

  • Eobard Thawne
    Eobard Thawne Month ago

    Just beacuse disney doesn’t wanted to lost him to DC

  • 0MohawkWarrior0
    0MohawkWarrior0 Month ago

    Anyone else pooping while watching this?

    • My dude
      My dude Month ago

      I'm just sitting here scratching my nuts

  • Chanel Coco
    Chanel Coco Month ago +1

    Yeah let’s rehire someone who enjoys making light of child rape and rape in general. But Roseanne loses her 35 year career over one tweet. Jussie Smollett gets off scot free but some senior citizen white guy named Rackey who started a roofing business back in the 80’s and owned up to faking his car being stolen yet still got a criminal conviction served jail time etc - the message here is to never confess. Be a liar like Jussie Smollett. Make child rape jokes and claim you’re so hard core and people who get offended because the jokes aren’t remotely funny claim they are triggered. If the weirdos who run Hollyweird get their way they can normalise incest, pedos and beastiality too and then nothing will be off limits whatsoever - yeah great vision you sick dumb fucks. Always a joke seeing people like Blake Lively pleading for people to sign up against child trafficking and sexual abuse yet she didn’t object to working with pedo Woody Allen. Ugh sick and I wasn’t planning to view any of this bs anyway but definitely not now. If it was to happen to James or one of his loved ones he would soon change his tune

    • Dutspice
      Dutspice 10 days ago

      "Make child rape jokes and claim you’re so hard core and people who get offended because the jokes aren’t remotely funny claim they are triggered."

      "Well I don't find this joke funny, so therefore it's not a joke!" Nice logic there buddy. Comedy is subjective, dude.

  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson Month ago +2


  • Michael Ferraro
    Michael Ferraro Month ago

    Provocative past tweets. That’s putting it mildly considering I’m someone who can come up with some pretty graphic shit but gets dry heaves when I read what James Gunn tweeted. But hey I guess that’s why he’s a successful director and I’m not.

  • Michael Ferraro
    Michael Ferraro Month ago

    Just wait. All will be made manifest.

  • Kapt'n Pee
    Kapt'n Pee 2 months ago

    I suppose money is more important than morals aye Disney

  • Arcane Assylum
    Arcane Assylum 2 months ago +2

    He was re-hired because he has the best taste in music in the whole world.

    • My dude
      My dude Month ago +1

      @Kapt'n Pee cry somewhere else where ppl actually give a fuck bc we don't care about the past tweets

    • Kapt'n Pee
      Kapt'n Pee 2 months ago

      He's also a pedophile

  • Tappa Tappa
    Tappa Tappa 2 months ago

    I see a lot of pedofile supporters here

  • That Guy Bob
    That Guy Bob 2 months ago

    "There is little due process in the court of public opinion.....We hope Americans from across the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality."
    This is so fucking true and it's frustrating as hell. People on twitter don't think, they're just a bunch of mindless animals who take everything at face value. It's a damn shame. And the big companies bow down to these mobs, egg them on, and encourage them. It's time to end the idea that someone's tweets from years and years ago are a monolith of everything that person will ever be. People change over time

  • Rossmel paul Natividad
    Rossmel paul Natividad 2 months ago +1

    I was pissed when the guy who made niche characters outshine Suicide Squad was fire. Now that he bacc, I’m happy asf. And he’s gonna save the Suicide Squad too!

  • william goodnight
    william goodnight 2 months ago

    IT'S FUN TO SEE THE ACCESS MEDIA THINKING 10,000 SICK TWEETS JOKING ABOUT WANKING OF TO YOUNG BOYS IS JUST SAD NOT SICK. THE GUYS A DEMENTED PEDO GOod ONE DISNEY AND SICK HYPOCRITICAL ACCESS MEDIA. But hay rosane who got fired after one tweet to be retired forever PEDO GUN IS A CHANGED MAN let's bring him back now because the pedo says he's no longer a pedo

  • Brayden Tidswell
    Brayden Tidswell 2 months ago

    All it needed was some Harbulary batteries.

  • Joseph F. Raven
    Joseph F. Raven 2 months ago

    They should have offered the job too Taika Waititi

  • Irishman under Your Bed
    Irishman under Your Bed 2 months ago +1

    “Provocative past tweets”

    • Carpediem06
      Carpediem06 2 months ago

      Yet Kevin Hart was lambasted for tweets that were also 10 years old

  • bossdog bossdog
    bossdog bossdog 2 months ago

    I like the Guardians movies and the entire cast,but,if anyone has seen the tweets JG has written you will see a whole different person emerging from them. This man has done everything BUT list all the children he has fucked. Truly a disgusting,twisted,sick,demented child predator pervert. And that is not the worst part. ABC fired Roseann Barr for making one tweet that said a person looked like a character from the planet of the apes movie. And she was correct! But ABC fired her for that tweet. ABC is owned by Disney. Disney fired JG for same said thing,but just a short time later,they got to counting the coin that they would be losing out on in his absence and suddenly pedophilia was acceptable to them and they REHIRED his piece of shit ass back! But guess what,Roseanne is still unemployed for saying someone looked like a character from a movie. How is that even right? As much as i like Guardians of the Galaxy movies and the cast,if Gunn is attached to a third movie,im a hard pass on that. F you disney.

  • cha thor
    cha thor 2 months ago

    Do I need to remind everybody bashing James Gunn. Disney's legoland got busted for a pedo ring; Disney is the biggest pedo in America. James Gunn only joked about it.

  • Chad Cornick
    Chad Cornick 2 months ago +1

    i'm done with hollywood and it's child molesters on more movies or tv for me!

  • Iamanotaku probably
    Iamanotaku probably 2 months ago

    I am so happy to have him back

  • Scootchie and Boo
    Scootchie and Boo 2 months ago

    Short answer, because pedophiles run hollywood

  • Werner Beinhart
    Werner Beinhart 2 months ago

    Feminists failed! Good for Guardians

  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer 2 months ago

    I'm so glad he was re-hired, I'm excited for GOTG 3

  • Shawn Valleau
    Shawn Valleau 2 months ago

    So a kids company,Disney cancels an entire show after the star tweets a personal attack, deletes it, and apologizes for it. All while most people were asleep. She gets dragged through the mud.
    Gunn makes "jokes" about paedophilia and raping women, leaves them up for years, never apologizes, and only deletes them after he gets "fired". The fact that they never looked for a replacement and said that they were still making the movie with his script. Proves it was a fake Disney told him lay low and let this blow over. Wonder if Gunn gets "special" access to Disney studios.
    Truth is Barr is pro-Trump and Gunn is a good leftist. That is the only thing that went into this decision not what they tweeted, but on their personal thoughts on the President

  • CRocketSlim
    CRocketSlim 2 months ago +4

    Do we really need a video to say "Mike Cernovich is a dishonest troll who acts in bad faith"?

  • Expired Memory
    Expired Memory 2 months ago

    Batista the real life Guardian

  • Arash Nateghian
    Arash Nateghian 2 months ago

    Unexpected lol i knew it would happen Disney only fired him as they didn't want any road blocks while the fox deal was pending.

  • Assassin 16
    Assassin 16 2 months ago +3

    James Gunn to Disney: “You could not lived with your failure and where did that got you. Back to me”

  • bantawi
    bantawi 2 months ago

    Triumph? He's a pedophile. Disney is a children's entertainment network. Our media is sick.

  • Tropical Winter
    Tropical Winter 2 months ago

    Me very happy

  • Dana Eiland
    Dana Eiland 2 months ago +1

    Isnt he a pedo?

    FOR THE BY&BY 2 months ago

    And these sick Hollywood freaks have no problem working with this POS! Disgusting.

  • Celtic Guardian
    Celtic Guardian 2 months ago

    I refuse to acknowledge the term "tasteless joke" because humor is inherently subjective. While it might be in "bad taste" to you others might enjoy it. For example Hawkeye's wife puts mayonnaise on a hotdog. The 'bad" joke is the mayo.

  • BC Bell
    BC Bell 2 months ago

    Hypocritical left. Did they hire Roseanne back? No.

    • the cartoonist
      the cartoonist Month ago

      Roseanne blamed people left and right for her firing. James Gunn took responsibility and blamed only himself.

  • David Butterstein
    David Butterstein 2 months ago +1

    you all promote kids being sexually abused and you will literally laugh in someones face when they remind you.

  • Ronald Ochoa
    Ronald Ochoa 2 months ago

    Taika waititi should direct Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3

  • Briel 000
    Briel 000 2 months ago +3

    Space was more fun in GOTG than any other franchise like the current Star wars

  • Rellim Sirhc
    Rellim Sirhc 2 months ago

    fuck that, I wouldn't even come back if I was him. they wanna fire a man over some shit he said 10 years ago (that he's already Apologized for btw) then rehire Him once they realize gotg3 is gonna be shit without him? and as if disney has any right to judge anybody on their offensiveness after all the satanic and sex symbolism they've dumped on everyone for years. James Gunn is better off without the Disney empire, just seen brightburn btw and it was fucking awesome without a lick of help from fucking Disney.

  • Americana Bulldog2
    Americana Bulldog2 2 months ago

    Gunn like young boys in a evil way. He tweeted about it himself.

  • xxxDemonknightxxx
    xxxDemonknightxxx 2 months ago

    Yay! gotg got its pedophile mf back.😏

    • Calaka Yum
      Calaka Yum 2 months ago

      xxxDemonknightxxx Incorrrrrect sir

  • Cannon Koester
    Cannon Koester 2 months ago +5

    Just a reminder. Gunn's old tweets were dug up by Alt-right neo-nazis (the Pizza-Gate guy in particular) in retaliation for his progressive messages in the Guardians films and his personal life. Looper should have really mentioned this.

  • Big black Sexy Potato
    Big black Sexy Potato 2 months ago +2

    I normally hate the mcu, but GOTG are the only movies i enjoy, so im exited.

  • DrIVnGame
    DrIVnGame 2 months ago

    Taking out James Gunn is like taking out Disney not involving George Lucas from Star Wars 7 & 8 (we all know that how that turned out). On the flip side, Taika Waititi could've been a good choice if JG didn't get rehired.

  • Lucas_Cosmos
    Lucas_Cosmos 2 months ago

    James Gunn deserves the best of both DC and Marvel

  • RagingUtai
    RagingUtai 2 months ago

    Great news

  • Josh Taylor
    Josh Taylor 2 months ago

    bullshit, he can tweet about being a pedo... over and over and over, yet roseanne says one thing and her career is over. Garbage leftist agenda bs. Talking about how he apoligized and he is fine now is hypocritical. Roseanne was never given the chance. Yuck. boycott pedos

  • GnarbySZN🐍
    GnarbySZN🐍 2 months ago +17

    Even Thor Ragnarok director said he won’t do GOTG 3 because it’s Gunn’s creation. The GOTG were irrelevant till GUNN showed up

    • Christina L.
      Christina L. 2 months ago

      @Justin White No worries, that's why a lot of people prefer Vol. 1 to Vol. 2. I love both movies for different reasons, but I get why people think Vol. 2 was a step down. I hope Gunn merges the strengths of both movies to deliver a stellar conclusion!

    • Justin White
      Justin White 2 months ago

      @JamieJames JamesonJamie Ahh I feel like an idiot.

    • Justin White
      Justin White 2 months ago +1

      @Christina L. I agree completely. I totally got things mixed up and thought Guardians 2 had a different director.

    • JamieJames JamesonJamie
      JamieJames JamesonJamie 2 months ago

      Justin White James gunn directed both the guardians movies

    • Christina L.
      Christina L. 2 months ago

      Justin White Gunn directed Vol 2. I agree it is great but I hope Gunn takes what makes both movies work, cut out the 2 minute gags and get back the cinematographer from vol 1. Also I really hope he gets a fight choreographer to give the group some awesome fight scenes. I’m coming off as picky but I really love the first two GotG and want the 3rd one to blow everyone’s minds instead of ending the trilogy on a ‘meh, it’s ok’ note

  • Jo Jo
    Jo Jo 2 months ago

    As usual, nothing good comes from listening to whiny incels on the internet.

  • iyot1020
    iyot1020 2 months ago

    Dave Bautista willing to take on the might of Disney just to stand up for someone thats loyalty

  • Konv
    Konv 2 months ago +13

    The cool thing about this is the fact that Thor is with them. This would also pave way to probably the Guardians meeting the Eternals.

  • Mintiebear
    Mintiebear 2 months ago

    Most likely Disney said we have to fire you. Yes, we will rehire in a few months once the furore dies a death. Overthinking it guys.

  • andrewkful
    andrewkful 2 months ago +1

    What they don't mention is how the tweets in question were revealed on a news report by a very infamous figure known to have ties to the alt-right with a history of ruining peoples' careers by doing this exact thing.

  • Adriana Rico
    Adriana Rico 2 months ago

    I will never spend 1 penny on these movies.

  • Free Audio Books
    Free Audio Books 2 months ago

    Screw this nambla pedo and all you that support him

  • Mike Schmidt
    Mike Schmidt 2 months ago

    Becaus people love him ofc

  • Dallas Segno
    Dallas Segno 2 months ago

    i don't get it. why is pedoism so acceptable?

  • supermanscottforever
    supermanscottforever 2 months ago

    Not hiring Gunn back would look very hypocritical in the wake of Disney acquiring Deadpool.

  • Pip
    Pip 2 months ago +1

    Gunn's pedophile posts should have this POS locked up to protect little boys. Yet the media ignored this and Hollyweird protected him. NAMBLA??... This guy is sick.

  • I Am The One Who Knocks

    Disney: "We're crazy" (cough, ruins Star Wars 'TLJ').
    Rehires James Gunn: "But we ain't no damn fool!"
    ACTUALLY I think Disney fired JG because honestly, his jokes SUCKED. like, you can tell he was joking..
    They just weren't funny. And the only IDIOTS who find them funny....
    Are the morons who post "jokes" on TheXvid that are just as lame. Check them out for yourselves! 👇👇👇👇👇

  • nate kantorski
    nate kantorski 2 months ago

    Thanks for the quick efficient talking and info. You earned yourself a like and subscription.

  • John Arch
    John Arch 2 months ago

    Suicide squad sucked

  • RikuSenpai
    RikuSenpai 2 months ago

    You didn’t need a video just to say “The cast was threatening to leave, and they refused to back down when it came to their support of him.”

  • N Stark
    N Stark 2 months ago


  • killhamtaro1514
    killhamtaro1514 2 months ago +2

    Provocative shoulda read some of those tweets so your viewers understand why he was fired

    • killhamtaro1514
      killhamtaro1514 2 months ago

      @ThisPerson wow so he stopped making boy rape tweet just before making MCU movies.....haha your argument is weak

    • ThisPerson
      ThisPerson 2 months ago +1

      And make sure they know it's from /8/ years ago. That's important, ya know.

  • Donna Burwell
    Donna Burwell 2 months ago

    Doesn’t James Garner like little boys? Isn’t he a pedophile and he thinks it’s OK to be a pedophile? Why isn’t James Gunn in prison? Is he some sort of sick is it loves little boys? What a freak job and twisted mentally ill dick. Keep all your little boys away from him.

  • Angie W
    Angie W 2 months ago

    "Provocative"? That's a MASSIVE understatement! A few of Gunn's tweets went something like this;
    "I like it when LITTLE BOYS touch me in my silly place. Shhhh"
    "The Expendables was so manly, I F___ed the sh_t out of the little pu__y BOY next to me. The boys ARE back in town!"
    "I remember my first NAMBLA meeting. It's the first place I felt ok with being who I am. Some of those boys are still my BFFs"
    **NAMBLA stands for North American **_MAN BOY LOVE_** Association.**
    No, provocative doesn't even begin to describe this disgusting person and his sickening tweets. The fact that DISNEY of all places, hires him, just goes to show how completely twisted these people are. I'm about ready to not let my youngest child anywhere near any Disney shows! Which sucks because a new Lion King is coming out, but I fear we're literally paying these people to molest and rape CHILDREN.

    • ThisPerson
      ThisPerson 2 months ago

      You're being overdramatic, if you really feel that way about horrible and sick joke tweets from 8 years ago boy-cot the guardians' film. (even tho that's punishing scriptwriters, editors, cast and crew)
      But boycotting every single Disney show and movie?
      Is it the cast and crew of Lion King's fault? No.
      Is it pixar's fault? No

  • t2p
    t2p 2 months ago

    He didn’t have anything to do in Endgame ....maybe some kinda punishment 🤷‍♂️

  • Madd Dogg
    Madd Dogg 2 months ago

    Most MCU fans and independent critics considered "GOTG Volume I" as quite arguably the best stand-alone MCU film to date. It reaches audiences of all demographics globally without needing prior knowledge of Marvel characters or the MCU... and without getting heavy handed or corny, the plot delivers a colorful mix of personalities all finding friendship, trust, family, gallantry, happiness, forgiveness and reconciliation, all perfectly woven in an exciting story line with a big heart and a mega feel-good ending. And while some find "GOTG Volume II" as somewhat lacking in places, it still had me leaving the theater misty-eyed with a lump in my throat. Yes, got my money's worth! James Gunn is the proven perfect story teller and director of both films and I'd be hard pressed to believe anyone else could get the story and chemistry right for GOTG 3. My 2 cents.

  • Al Pacino
    Al Pacino 2 months ago

    hah! in your face alt-righters!!!!

  • 12tatimel
    12tatimel 2 months ago

    no one is irreplaceable - Disney should've known this

  • TonyHamilton Ck
    TonyHamilton Ck 2 months ago

    they waited for everyone to forget hes a pedo

  • Tex Assholdem
    Tex Assholdem 2 months ago

    he deserved to get fired u ass

  • Nugtron
    Nugtron 2 months ago +1

    Simple NO GUNN NO GUARDIANS... and we will boycott you Mickey

  • Jack Vorgias
    Jack Vorgias 2 months ago +1

    What's gonna happen with thor and the guardians now?

    • PrimeSyntax
      PrimeSyntax 2 months ago +1

      Jack Vorgias I’m guessing they will try to get Gamora back

  • daniel ayers
    daniel ayers 2 months ago

    I guess that there is a difference between saying and doing, although even saying the things he said are truly horrible. Was he ever asked if he actually did what he said ? If he ,even once, did the things he talked about then
    there is a nice jail cell waiting for him and his cell mates is named Bubba.

  • Ryan O'Neal
    Ryan O'Neal 2 months ago

    Gunn the molester and pedophile should be hung from the neck

  • projectnoel
    projectnoel 2 months ago +1

    Didn't even know who the director was of those movies, but considering how amazing both those movies are i am glad he gets to work on the next one.
    Honestly Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of my favorite movies and best parts of the MCU.

  • TheLocoGuy
    TheLocoGuy 2 months ago

    Well at least we will have Thor in G.O.T.G vol 3 this time

  • Major blitz
    Major blitz 2 months ago +1

    Provocative past tweets? Telling everyone he likes to have sex with little boys is a bit more the just provocative. Even this channel sells their souls

  • Major blitz
    Major blitz 2 months ago +1

    James Gunn is a pedophile piece of human trash that needs to be put to sleep.

  • Alexander Brandt
    Alexander Brandt 2 months ago

    Wow. That's a pleasant surprise.

  • Chris Nova777
    Chris Nova777 2 months ago

    thanks for doing the right thing DISNEY

  • Sloan2002
    Sloan2002 2 months ago

    Is starlord still a god

  • Monkey Mutant Boss
    Monkey Mutant Boss 2 months ago

    With Thor on the crew, hopefully we can get Beta Ray Bill.

  • DJ Wither
    DJ Wither 2 months ago

    did u just mispronounce Korg?

  • Malavi Chaudhari
    Malavi Chaudhari 2 months ago

    Rehire a paedofile? How disappointing.

  • Carson Cook
    Carson Cook 2 months ago

    Hopefully this signals the end of people getting fired for stupid shit they said years ago.

  • Nicole Buckingham
    Nicole Buckingham 2 months ago

    F Gunn 😷

  • Noah
    Noah 2 months ago

    Tyker Whytiti

  • RusherHKu
    RusherHKu 2 months ago

    All an act due to fox deal

  • UzzyT
    UzzyT 2 months ago

    I’m not into pegging but I’d let Harley Quinn go to town on me with a baseball bat.

  • yogesh pawar
    yogesh pawar 2 months ago +1

    Without James Gun GOTG is nothing, he is mind,heart and soul of the everything.