Marvel's Kevin Feige Reportedly Supports Disney's James Gunn Decision

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Variety reports that despite rising public support for Gunn and a big push from his representatives, Disney chair Alan Horn issued the final call not to reinstate Gunn after meeting with him.

Despite the best efforts of his friends and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems Disney will not rehire James Gunn.

Gunn was immediately fired by Disney when "offensive" tweets surfaced made by the director backwhen he was an aspiring shock comedian.

Almost a month after Disney fired James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 over his objectively bad joke-tweets (about rape, pedophilia, AIDS, and the Holocaust), there's still no definitive word on who will be helming the movie. Though most everyone agreed that the tweets were incredibly terrible, fans and friends came to Gunn's defense because he had not only addressed and apologized for the tweets years earlier, but the individual who unsurfaced those tweets is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who publicized the tweets specifically to target Gunn (though the individual has his own history of rape tweets that weren't meant as jokes).

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Only hours ago, star Chris Pratt had expressed hope that all parties could strike a compromise and that Gunn could return.

"Though the meeting was described as civil and professional, sources say that Horn stood by his decision to not reinstate Gunn as director".

Guardians 3 had been tentatively positioned to start shooting in early 2019.

However, despite their petition and open letter calling him to be brought back, talks between Disney and Gunn resulted in the decision a new director would be found. Marvel Cinematic Universe boss Kevin Feige did not attend the meeting, and is said to stand by Disney's decision. The movie is expected to still use Gunn's script, though there are a lot of moving pieces and Disney has made no official statement yet. Recently rumors said they would likely keep the draft he turned in, but whoever is brought in to direct will likely need to go through it as well and might make some changes.

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