Beyoncé may run the world, but James Gunn is in charge of the galaxy.
In a move that has left us still struggling to lift our mouths off the floor, James Gunn has been rehired to helm the third chapter of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Gunn, who directed both volumes I and II, was publicly and unceremoniously fired last year after decade-old tweets that made light of rape and pedophilia were dug-up by alt-right journalists.
At the time of Gunn’s dismissal, the cast of Guardians signed a petition calling for his reinstatement, but neither Disney nor Marvel would budge on their decision.
Deadline confirmed that Gunn has been brought back to write and direct volume 3 of the franchise, which has been delayed by several months.
It seems as though his continuous apologies and dignified behavior following the debacle is what prompted Disney to reverse its decree.
“I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be,” the filmmaker said in his first tweet after the news broke.
The already heavily-delayed production is now set to be even more so as the studio has agreed to wait until Gunn wraps up his current project, Suicide Squad 2, but we’re happy to have him back onboard as we’re sure many others are too.