Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is already no stranger to being criticized for his tweets and more often than not, his opinions on social media have gotten him in trouble. Earlier this week, he rubbed a lot of people the wrong way thanks to one of his recent Twitter posts. On Monday, Gunn took to the social media platform to air his two cents about actors who purposely lie about their height, even going as far as exaggerating how tall they are just to snag roles.
To be fair, Gunn's actual point didn't come across and his statement ended up being taken out of context by a lot of people. It did raise many eyebrows, including actor Anson Mount who didn't respond too kindly to what the Marvel and DC director said. Retweeting Gunn's statement, the Inhumans actor said that an actor's height shouldn't actually matter before going on to deliver an insult to the director.
Anson's overreaction came as a huge shock to the director but Gunn later insisted that his argument about an actor's height actually matters in terms of technicality and storytelling.
Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and the heated exchange between the two ended when Mount acknowledged his mistake, saying that he responded quite "unprofessionally" to the director who was just trying to prove a point.
Meanwhile, James Gunn has a lot on his plate right now with The Suicide Squad's upcoming premiere and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 about to begin filming later this year. Hopefully, we get to see him helm more films in the future despite his recent remark that he intends to quit filmmaking after GOTG 3.
Speaking of, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits cinemas on May 5, 2023.
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