The Hollywood Reporter). A replacement is yet to be named.
The firing comes after a number of offensive tweets that Gunn shared in 2008 and 2009 resurfaced on the conservative website The Daily Caller. The tweets included jokes about pedophilia, rape, 9/11, AIDS, and the Holocaust. Gunn is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and conservative personalities began calling on their followers to confront Gunn at Comic-Con.
Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn released a statement on the firing: "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."
Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy films have been immensely popular, with the first bringing in $773 million worldwide, and the second earning $862 million. The films were more overtly comedic than other entries in the MCU (Thor: Ragnarok aside). Gunn was set to write and direct the third entry in the franchise (see "'Captain Marvel,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3,' 'Avengers 4,' Groot Charity").
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