The Guardians of the Galaxy are back, baby!
Most had assumed that James Gunn’s involvement with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 had come to an end after Disney fired him for some off-color tweets made over a decade ago. Then he accepted the director’s chair for rival studio Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad 2, which for fans seemed like the final chapter to the story. After all, if Disney even ever was thinking of hiring him back, they probably wouldn’t if he was tied up with another movie, right?
But now in some very unexpected and happy news, Gunn’s back! The reversal was instantly followed by a very touching message from the director on Twitter in which he said: ” I deeply appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all.” And how did fans react?
Well, there were the usual onslaught of gifs showing people dancing around in joy, spraying one another with champagne and a ton of the usual MCU reaction gifs. Other restated their commitment to the director though, claiming that they’d stuck to their Gunn(s). @Andysignore said: “You were patient, reserved, fair and most importantly took responsibility. It was an inspiration to myself and many.” @Grimno chipped in with: Someone should find the person who made that Rehire James Gunn Petition and give them a gift basket and a medal,” and @BrandonDavidBD summed it all up as so: “Some people would’ve given up. Not us.”
Below, you’ll find a few more of the reactions that’ve been flooding social media this afternoon:
— Fr3d (@Fr3derick82) March 15, 2019
The #GuardiansFamily is so happy for you.