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James Gunn Tapped by Warner Bros. for 'Suicide Squad 2' After Disney Firing

By TheBlast Staff

James Gunn is back in action after being unceremoniously let go from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise when controversial tweets from the director were unearthed and sent to Disney.

Warner Bros. and DC hired Gunn to write the upcoming "Suicide Squad 2," and possibly even direct, according to Deadline. He was let go by Disney back in July after members of the alt-right compiled old tweets and sent them to Disney. Of the offensive postings, one even read, "I like when little boys touch me in my silly place."

After his firing, many actors in Hollywood, including Selma Blair and "Guardians" star Dave Bautista, clamored for his reinstatement.

Gunn also apologized at the time, explaining, "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."

Gunn is allegedly going to craft a brand new spin on "Suicide Squad," and no casting decisions have been announced, although Bautista has already tweeted, "Where do I sign up?"

We're guessing Marvel has a document he can sign if he's so inclined to jump sides.

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