Disney brings back James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Aztechnology

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Oct 25, 2017
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It sounded (Not sure if it was from this article) that other directors were never even in contact to replace. So... I guess they were waiting for the ful scenario to play out but hedging their bets as well?
 

Zulith

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Oct 25, 2017
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This made me so happy today. Doesn't make up for the overall horribleness of today, like, at all. But I'll take it.

I saw tons of left-wing voices cheering his removal when it happened which was upsetting. Hope they can come around on this.
 
Feb 15, 2019
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This is great news! I feel like it takes a lot for a company like Disney to admit when they're wrong, and this was something they really screwed up. Gunn was responsible for helping create some of the best movies in the MCU.
 

Auros01

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Nov 17, 2017
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Amazing how far a sincere, real apology will get you
This was my takeaway, as well. Gunn handled this really well by sincerely apologizing and never badmouthing Disney publicly. Looks like that approach and ongoing meetings with Alan Horn eventually got him his job back.

There are a lot of other public figures that could learn a lot from this.
 

Starlite

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm glad they brought him back. His comments were gross, no doubt about that, but they were comments that he made years ago when he was a completely different person. Comments that he had long apologized for, and had already shown to have become a far better person since that time.

I see no reason to allow him to come back. He's shown himself to be sincere in his regret, which is far more than can be said for some individuals when awful shit they've said or done has come to light.
 
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Pachimari

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Oct 25, 2017
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His tweet from last year still has me mad excited today. I feel like Vol. 3 is gonna be one hell of a ride.
 

datbapple

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Nov 19, 2017
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Good, Disney knew they was foul for that bullshit. Everyone needs a friend like Bautista, bro is a real one for backing his man like that.
 

SolidSnakex

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Oct 25, 2017
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I forgot what he was even accused of.
He made jokes about pedophilia around a decade ago. He apologized for it years ago and as recently as 2017 talked about how he feels like a much happier person now that he doesn't feel the need to make those edgy jokes. But he's also very vocal about his hatred of Trump. So people on the far-right dug through his tweets and found those old ones and Disney bowed to that and fired him.
 

TSSZNews

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Oct 27, 2017
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This is *probably* the right decision.

Alt-right hit job or not, the remarks he made were pretty abhorrent. I'd bet Fox News would be all over it had their parent company just not sold most everything to Disney. I hope no one has anything more lying in wait for this moment.

However, reading the Deadline report, his contrition was also very on point and very human. I sincerely hope this is the beginning of the end of outright cancel culture, and we'll lay the pitchforks down for a moment and understand most people who do stupid things in the past typically don't have the same level of stupidity in them in the present.