Walt Disney Studios has fired James Gunn from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3.
The move comes after old tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophilia and rape. Gunn has since deleted his Twitter account.
"The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," said studio chairman Alan Horn in a statement.
Gunn has been writing the script for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, and the movie was expected to begin shooting in Atlanta in the fall for an expected 2020 release date.
The franchise, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, has been a massive success for Disney and Marvel. The first movie made more than $773-Million back in the summer of 2014, while the second made $863-Million last year.
Before being let go, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had indicated that Gunn would continue to work with Marvel following the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies, helping to grow and shape the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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