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Disney fires 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director after controversial tweets surface

26 days ago   |   By WBALTV

James Gunns' tweets made light of pedophilia and rape.
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Director James Gunn fired from ‘Guardians 3' over old tweets

Director James Gunn fired from ‘Guardians 3' over old tweets

26 days ago   |   By National Post

LOS ANGELES - James Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement Friday that the tweets are indefensible, and the studio has severed ties with Gunn.
Gunn has been writer and director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise from the start, taking an obscure Marvel Comics title about a group of misfits and turning it into two huge hits that together totalled more than $1.5 billion in global box office.
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Disney Fires Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn Over Controversial Twitter Jokes

26 days ago   |   By Slate

Disney has fired James Gunn as the director of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie over tweets from several years ago that make light of rape and pedophilia. “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,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. Gunn had already begun writing the script for the movie, which was planned for a fall shoot.
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