In a move that shocked fans around the world, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been fired from Disney.
James Gunn has always been very open about his political beliefs on social media. Recently, old tweets of his discussing rape and other such topics were brought back into the limelight, causing outrage among many. Disney has since taken action, severing all ties with Gunn and removing him from his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Gunn was set to bring the Guardians Trilogy to a close with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, set to film in a few months and release in 2020. Vol 3 was also supposed to open the MCU to a wide assortment of Cosmic movies, all of which would have been overseen by Gunn, making this choice by Disney potentially catastrophic to the future of the MCU.
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