Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director will be jumping comic publishing ships and is attached to write and possibly direct DC’s Suicide Squad 2 for Warner Bros. Gunn was relieved of his writing/directing on Guardians 3 by Marvel when an alt-right group brought up offensive Tweets by Gunn posted not long after his Troma days. In a statement, Gunn said:
“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”
Gunn will reportedly have a new take on the franchise. It’s possible Gunn will be reunited with his Guardians star Dave Bautista, who has been incredibly supportive of Gunn, and has been incredibly outspoken about his anger surrounding gunn’s firing.