While James Gunn was set to work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he had been fired temporarily for a few months before he was put back on the helm. During his exile from Marvel, he was actually hired to work on a reboot/sequel for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and what’s funny is, he actually got his Guardians job back right after he signed the deal with DC.
Talking to Empire, Gunn reveals that he had received a call from Disney’s Alan Horn the day right after he signed on for The Suicide Squad. He says, “It was a happy ending, but it was also scary, because I actually got the call from Alan Horn long before it was announced: it happened literally the day after I agreed to do The Suicide Squad.”
With Gunn being very vocal about his passion for Guardians, a lot of people were bummed to see that he was removed from the project. It’s a good thing that Disney changed their minds eventually, seeing that Gunn had already apologized for the old tweets that had resurfaced, and it was said that the alt-right was just weaponizing the internet against Gunn, seeing as he was very vocal about his political views online.
For now, Gunn is set to be very busy for the next few years. After working on The Suicide Squad, he’ll be off to start development on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 again. Hopefully by the time cameras start rolling, the world will have a better handle on the pandemic.
The Suicide Squad is set to come out Aug. 6, 2021. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 does not have an official release date.