The Real Reason Disney Re-Hired James Gunn For GOTG 3

  • čas přidán 19. 03. 2019
  • The Avengers aren't the only ones making a huge comeback this year. Disney and Marvel Studios have made the unexpected decision to re-hire James Gunn to finish what he started with the Guardians of the Galaxy series. What happened in the months since Gunn's firing to make this unlikely triumph possible?
    To call James Gunn's firing in July 2018 "unexpected" would be a bit of an understatement. Under Gunn's direction, the Guardians came out of nowhere to become one of the most successful series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... pretty impressive for a property that was all but unknown before 2014.
    On top of the money the movies brought in, they also earned rave reviews, making talking trees and trash pandas beloved household names for families across the world.
    But as Gunn's sudden firing seemed to demonstrate, all of that success meant nothing in the face of corporate mandate.
    The third Guardians movie was originally set to begin filming in fall 2018, but was shut down indefinitely after the controversial decision was made to fire Gunn for provocative past tweets.
    A few days after Disney's decision was made public, the main cast of the franchise rebuked the company with an extraordinary open letter calling for Gunn to be reinstated. The remarkable show of support left many hoping that the situation could be turned around. But publicly, the company was unswayed, and it soon looked like Disney would rather scuttle Volume 3 in its entirety than bring Gunn back.
    Watch to learn more about the real reason Disney re-hired James Gunn for GOTG 3!
    #JamesGunn #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #MCU
    ​​​The cast supported him | 0:17
    You're the one that I want | 1:25
    The song remains the same | 2:13
    Gunn was a class act | 3:22
    There and back again | 4:09
    He's a huge moneymaker |​ 4:52
    A cosmic vision | 5:37
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Komentáře • 2 363

  • Looper
    Looper  Před měsícem +994

    How do you feel about James Gunn being re-hired?

    • Alex_GG
      Alex_GG Před 16 hodinami


    • Paris Frisby
      Paris Frisby Před dnem

      How do you Feel about a Pedo Directing your next movie?

    • My_Universe
      My_Universe Před dnem

      Looper THANK GOD

    • Chris Wade
      Chris Wade Před 5 dny


    • Erik Dyrnes
      Erik Dyrnes Před 8 dny

      Good of disney to re-hire him, he's artistic style worked great with TGOTG.

  • Spartan11117777
    Spartan11117777 Před 7 hodinami

    Dayum Disney REEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLY wants that money. Glad James Gunn has been re-hired and handled the situation very maturely. :)

  • Matthew Harvey
    Matthew Harvey Před 7 hodinami

    Because he is one of the greatest screen writers of our generation.

  • Paris Frisby
    Paris Frisby Před dnem

    Wow..Pedophilia is OK as long as the Make Believe Stories Make Money... What does that Say About US as a Society?..... FN Doomed... All.. Around... Would any Father want James around their Daughter or Son?...I Guess ok if the result is simple entertainment as the reward....sick Society=sick world......I wouldn't allow James Gun Within a 100 Yards of anyone I held Precious..But Hell ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE MASSES!

  • Dave Smith
    Dave Smith Před dnem

    Provocative tweets? They were pedophilic fantasies. Why not tell the audience what he said and let them decide?

    MR PEEVES Před dnem

    Because they realised that they were listening to a very small, overly senitvie and pathetic minority and they saw sense and did the right thing by reinstating him

  • DoC moetch
    DoC moetch Před dnem

    heally too the gun gotg 1 hit gotg 2 hit do the mate

  • grace calis
    grace calis Před dnem

    So unbelievably stupid that people's livelihoods are threatened for something they said years before they were even hired. Especially considering Gunn's statements were just fuckin jokes.

  • Patrick Lawler
    Patrick Lawler Před 2 dny

    Dirty slippery Disney........Democrats protect Democrats 😂

  • Pastel Princess
    Pastel Princess Před 3 dny

    lol people still coming out the woodwork to call James an abuser.

  • Shahani Braga
    Shahani Braga Před 3 dny

    GOTG series is the only Marvel team I actually like. The Avengers are so lame 🙄

  • MySSDRocks
    MySSDRocks Před 3 dny

    Batista was a nobody before Drax, in Hollywood anyway, so he’s loyal to the guy that made him.

  • lili ks
    lili ks Před 4 dny

    real reason : coz he hates Trump , which is also why Smollet was released with a tap on the fingers. Hatred for Trump will get you far in demonic Hollywood these days . wether you're talented , makes pedophile jokes on twitter, or not .as long as you hate Trump you're good . this is satanic hollywood today .

  • Mr. Mammuthus Africanavus

    ...because Disney likes drama because drama sells

  • Austin Smith
    Austin Smith Před 6 dny

    see whats possible when you behave professionally

  • mr mooshon
    mr mooshon Před 6 dny +1

    What is the real reason they re-hires him? You didn’t tell anything new. You didn’t even say a reason other than all the responses from the fans and cast.

  • S117 Oracle
    S117 Oracle Před 6 dny

    Reason: They finally dislodged their heads from their asses and realized firing a cinematic genius over shit he posted a decade ago is full on idiotic?

  • N Slater
    N Slater Před 7 dny

    I bet all that happened was Disney and Gunn discussed he would be fired for a short time and then rehired when this cooled down.

  • Corey
    Corey Před 8 dny

    From now on James Gunn should be forever known as The Cinematic War-Dog, playing both sides of comic book cinema at the behest of both XD he was a class act, came out on top and got exactly what he deserved :) perfectly balanced as all things should be

  • Shining Diancie
    Shining Diancie Před 8 dny +2

    *I just realized something.*
    *James GUNN was FIRED*

  • Abhijeet P
    Abhijeet P Před 8 dny

    DAVE BATISTA is a Friend everyone needs .....! Hats off...

  • Abhijeet P
    Abhijeet P Před 8 dny

    I'm so happy for this......

  • Darian F
    Darian F Před 8 dny

    Firing James Gunn from gotg mid series is like firing j.r.r tolkien in the middle of making lord of the rings

  • Aditya
    Aditya Před 8 dny

    Because nobody else can tap into the madness of GOTG like Gunn can.. It wouldn't be the same anymore or as lovable and entertaining

  • Youlo King
    Youlo King Před 8 dny

    Batista : Give me what i want

    Disney : well you kno.........

    Batista : GIVE ME WHAT I WANT

    Disney : ok......

  • Rolling Thunder
    Rolling Thunder Před 9 dny

    Disney "you're fired"
    MCU "guardians 3"
    Disney "oh, right. Your unfired, I need you. Come back"

  • Zach Leathers
    Zach Leathers Před 9 dny

    They HAVE!!!! To bring back Bautista as Drax. He’s the funniest character. The team just WONT, the series itself just WONT be the same without him. I won’t even see it in theaters without drax.

    • Zach Leathers
      Zach Leathers Před 9 dny

      Or am I confused and Bautista is still in the cast?

  • the kazoo kid
    the kazoo kid Před 9 dny

    Here's the message, for the curious ones:

  • Chuck Berrington
    Chuck Berrington Před 10 dny

    The spin is hard on this one...

  • Zipei Lei
    Zipei Lei Před 10 dny

    Evil Mickey Mouse at it again.

  • Micromation
    Micromation Před 11 dny

    When you make so much money that leftist screeching is not worth virtue signalling for.

  • Diana Cavendish
    Diana Cavendish Před 11 dny

    What still bothers me is that I was waiting for the movie to come out in 2020 and now I'll have to wait like 3 years (from now). I know I'm not the only one waiting, just saying Guardians of the Galaxy is possibly my favourite movie series and I was really looking forward to the next one coming out soon.

  • Phranq Tamburri
    Phranq Tamburri Před 11 dny

    HYPOCRISY!!!! I am deeply offended by Disney. They bring back James Gunn over tweets because he is a fellow Democrat. Disney never rehired Roseanne Barr over her tweets because she is Republican! I am sickened by this hypocrisy!

  • Tec Productions
    Tec Productions Před 11 dny +1

    Marvel: Mr.Gunn you're fired
    A Few Months Later
    Marvel: Mr.Gunn you're hired
    James Gunn: Am I a joke to you?

  • Jeremiah Valeska
    Jeremiah Valeska Před 11 dny +1

    A lot of people are saying they rehired him because of studio interference and because they realized what they did was dumb, but you wanna know what the real REAL reason is?

    He didn’t have a problem getting a job at the rivaling company.

  • Olav Tetteroo
    Olav Tetteroo Před 12 dny

    Even though Disney f*cked up, it's good that they went back and fixed this mistake. Many companies would be too proudful and just stick with their decision, so we shouldn't hate on Disney now for making the right call. Hopefully more entertainment companies will listen to their fans instead of random general public

  • canuck21
    canuck21 Před 12 dny

    Please, Gunn's calmness didn't influenced anything. I'm pretty sure it was Disney that told Gunn to stay quiet so that things quiet down and people forget about it and then they'll re-hire him. They planned this all along and never had the real intention of firing him permanently.

  • SingleMom 83
    SingleMom 83 Před 12 dny

    He didn’t get fired he just got dusted in the snap and they didn’t wanna say it

  • ayub abokar
    ayub abokar Před 12 dny


  • Quinten McLaughlin
    Quinten McLaughlin Před 13 dny

    James gunn: i stubbed my toe
    Looper: *"The real reason James Gunn stubbed his toe"*

    END Of DAYS VIDEO Před 13 dny +7

    Getting tired of that social Justice crap 😒

  • fanime1
    fanime1 Před 13 dny

    I call bull that Disney was planning on rehiring him for months. Fall of last year, Bob Iger (CEO of Disney) did an interview with the Hollywood Reporter where he specifically said he didn't regret firing James Gunn. This was months after the controversy, so he should have heard all the criticism by then. This also does not fit the "months ago" story as at most, they'd have 1-2 months at most to change Bob's mind. Let's also point out what happened just before Gunn's rehiring. Gunn was hired in December to direct the Suicide Squad film. Before he was just writing. Then news came out in February that both Will Smith and Margot Robbie were fired at DC and that the film would be a reboot. Also, after the failure of Justice League, DC said they were going to restructure their films, giving their universe a soft reboot. Now you're free to do with this information what you will, but it seems like too much of a coincidence that Disney rehired Gunn after all this news came out.
    If you want to know my theory, I believe that DC was hoping that Gunn would guide them through their reboot. By how much, I'm not sure, but they seem to be giving him a lot of creative control. I think they were slowly trying to make him their Kevin Feige or some similar position. Disney finally realized this and didn't want to give anymore power to their competition, so they rehired Gunn to prevent this. But since Gunn already signed a contract with DC, Disney has no choice but to wait for him to finish Suicide Squad. Again, this is just a theory. I have no proof but connecting the dots, this seems very possible. At the very least, all this news about Suicide Squad and the excitement people were having for it definitely made Disney realize how much money they would lose by keeping Gunn fired. There's no doubt in my mind that it was all these reports that changed Disney's mind, not their "generous" heart and forgiveness. Don't be fooled.

  • DrXshock
    DrXshock Před 13 dny

    It was to subvert our attention from Captain Trainwreck

  • EverNumb
    EverNumb Před 14 dny

    # 1 reason David Bautista showed the Disney execs the Trial By Combat between the Viper and The Mountain and said "Imagine me doing that to your heads... you know what's what..."

  • NESS??!!
    NESS??!! Před 14 dny

    money money money money and more money...

  • mastersleib
    mastersleib Před 14 dny

    Kudos to actors especially to Batista.

  • Filip Papoušek
    Filip Papoušek Před 14 dny

    What has Marvel connected to Disney? disney is just for kids right?

  • Fate 04
    Fate 04 Před 14 dny

    drax ftw

  • Frank M. Murray
    Frank M. Murray Před 14 dny

    He looks like Mark Hoppus From Blink 182!

  • Brian Bowman
    Brian Bowman Před 14 dny

    I won’t be watching this movie nor any movie with Gunn as the Director also anyone could play Draxx. It won’t be difficult since GOTG 2 was bad.

  • PianoLee
    PianoLee Před 14 dny

    James Gunn is meant to make GOTG plain and simple

  • Goady
    Goady Před 15 dny

    he was never fired....

  • Darth Rylocke
    Darth Rylocke Před 15 dny

    They never fired him, I am not joking look it up.

  • Matt Mccaslin
    Matt Mccaslin Před 15 dny

    Disney said they would rehire him as long as he puts Brie Larson in the movie. All joking aside if that does happen I'm gna hang myself.

  • tommy pockets
    tommy pockets Před 15 dny

    Ya'll putting a pedo on a pedostool. Thanks for giving Trump 2020

  • Epicvlshotzvl 1
    Epicvlshotzvl 1 Před 15 dny

    Let’s goo

  • Caffeinated Nation
    Caffeinated Nation Před 16 dny

    The real reason? Because they wanted to make money.

  • Ameen Singh
    Ameen Singh Před 16 dny +1

    He said the Guardians came out of nowhere while the video showed a shot of Knowhere. Clever editing.

  • NanohaXFate Takamachi/Testarossa/NanoFate

    I'm so fucking stoked

  • Jorji Costava
    Jorji Costava Před 16 dny +1

    Disney Should Buy DC So DC Can Have Good Movies

  • mmilike
    mmilike Před 16 dny

    I thought it's simply because DC want to hired him for project.

    BYERE Před 16 dny +3

    I will say that I would greatly look forward to Gunn taking over as head producer of the MCU if Kevin Feige ever decided to step down.

  • Az Pont
    Az Pont Před 16 dny

    "Unexpected". If you saw the reasons why he was fired, you could had a few guesses....

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    Dave is a legend

  • Daniel Lovitt
    Daniel Lovitt Před 17 dny

    Don’t think they should have even let him go 🙄 just pushed guardians back. But I find it funny that it seems more people seem to be supportive with the decision as appose to when news first broke everyone wanted his head on a platter.

  • Evan Harrison
    Evan Harrison Před 17 dny

    When they say there's a special place in hell for those who hurt the innocent, you wouldn't think it's hollywood.

  • PikaBlu22
    PikaBlu22 Před 18 dny

    James Gunn is one of the key people in the entirety of the MCU. The Russo Bros and Kevin Feige are the tippy top but James has cemented himself as basically the one who is the all-father for the cosmic side of the MCU. Setting up the upcoming Eternals movie, the Adam Warlock addition, obviously GotG3, and much more. He basically set up Captain Marvel too. So when they fired him it was extremely bad for the future of the MCU and I was incredibly scared that it would start to falter, especially after the endstone that is Endgame. Thankfully Dianey grew a brain and a heart and re-hired him back, hopefully guaranteeing the future of the MCU for a much longer.

  • Lyle James
    Lyle James Před 18 dny

    Now all he has to do is excuse himself from the culture war and keep his mouth shut on social media

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith Před 18 dny

    He has the correct political views now! You can't hold that against him. Thank God he didn't come out in favor of Trump though!

  • Shalashaska 994
    Shalashaska 994 Před 18 dny

    The best part is his tweets were actually pretty funny

  • mikeyh0
    mikeyh0 Před 18 dny

    Baby-raping jokes (and possibly more) are simply 'provocative'? Shame on Looper for being so accommodating to sexual perversion. Shame on you. I will never watch a single movie this godamned pervert directs or has anything to do with. If you do, shame on you.

  • elvis316
    elvis316 Před 18 dny +1

    Disney can let a little pedophilia slide. Gunn is an awful human being. Read his tweets.

  • KoToCoNDoR
    KoToCoNDoR Před 18 dny +1

    $$$ > ego ... and Disney understood

  • A C
    A C Před 19 dny

    Guardians 2 didn’t recapture the magic of part 1 tho...

  • Graeme Phillips
    Graeme Phillips Před 19 dny

    The open letter has a paragraph dedicated to political divide and mob rule. I must point out it is the left who has eaten their own in this case.

  • Pro Libertate
    Pro Libertate Před 19 dny

    The Tweets were not "controversial", they were OPENLY PEDOPHILE !!!
    We are back to the problem with genius vs. psychopathy, as with the posthumous scandal involving Michael Jackson.
    Personally, I really enjoyed the Guardians movies, but I am not going place my enjoyment over the problems caused by high-profile psychopaths - especially when the pardon only applies to promoters of leftist ideology.
    There's not a sliver of evidence that Trump was ever racist or misogynist, but a private comment from 2006 is still quoted as justification for unending hatred against him, although all he said is that adult women LET HIM touch their genitalia, implying CONSENT.
    But Gunn gets away with THOUSANDS of tweets implying his sexual preference for CHILDREN, which is not just immoral, but criminal!
    This moral relativism is totally messed up.

    • Pro Libertate
      Pro Libertate Před 19 dny

      +Max Burrill Hahahaha, wow, that's hilarious!!!
      Considering the rage mobs that form every time someone SAYS something they don't like - the EXACT SAME PEOPLE now defending Gunn for "things he said", the hypocrisy is breathtaking!
      Look at how the Left are willing to shred Trump because of things he may or may not have said...

    • Max Burrill
      Max Burrill Před 19 dny +1

      The tweets may have been disgusting, but you still can't accuse someone of being a pedophile without any evidence to back it up. Sure, he said some things, but saying is not the same as doing.
      If we focus on jokes instead of actual crimes, and try to destroy entire careers based on things said in the past, then what separates us from the crazed witch-hunting mobs of old?

  • Jimmy White
    Jimmy White Před 19 dny

    Never should have fired him

    • Jimmy White
      Jimmy White Před 17 dny

      I don't condone his tweets, but it should have been a issue from the start, not years into employment.

    • Jimmy White
      Jimmy White Před 17 dny

      +Robbie Rob pe5z these tweets were around when he was hired in the first place and his filmography includes Tromeo and Juliet. There isn't a person alive who doesn't have something in there past that someone else would find highly offensive.

    • Robbie Rob pe5z
      Robbie Rob pe5z Před 18 dny

      He thought it was funny having sex with 5 yr olds

  • Compilation Installation

    They hired him back because Batista said " give me what I want"

  • essay
    essay Před 19 dny

    I like that Gunn was given a second chance.

  • Raymond Jones
    Raymond Jones Před 19 dny

    Steam Lee last words about MCU guess"bring back Adam Warlock,(better than Captain Marvel). X-MEN, and EVERYBODY

  • B_side 86
    B_side 86 Před 20 dny

    In my opinion they will do galaxy 3 then Gunn is fired again from Disney & marvel all together then off too dc he will go just my opinion

  • Hex Awareness Team
    Hex Awareness Team Před 20 dny

    the reason why it was a success while unknown was BECAUSE IT WAS UNKNOWN. People are sick of reboots and remakes and marvel movies and all the same old shit. They want a new movie with new characters. And that is what GoG was.

  • Morge Zorge
    Morge Zorge Před 20 dny +1

    The real reason is because there is one standard for my tribe and one standard for your tribe. Roseanne makes one stupid joke that could be racist, she is fired, James Gunn jokes about raping children for more than a decade, it's ok.

    DIGITAL3ERO Před 20 dny

    They FAKE FIRED him until the heat blew over! it's not rocket science!

  • Lee Richardson
    Lee Richardson Před 21 dnem +1

    They never fired him in the first damn place.

  • Dekadis
    Dekadis Před 21 dnem

    I can't wait for JG SS... lol i't''ll be crazy and good

  • Ryan Swick
    Ryan Swick Před 21 dnem

    Best news I've had all year

  • George Franklin
    George Franklin Před 21 dnem

    My favorite marvel movies.

  • Mexie Mex
    Mexie Mex Před 21 dnem

    I can't help but think the agenda heave Driving Miss Marvel movie was a concession by Kevin Feige to get Gunn back

  • Kim Brunson
    Kim Brunson Před 22 dny

    Bautista not expendable

  • fizzkid2000
    fizzkid2000 Před 22 dny

    what was the real reason?
    it's like i've been on the meat loaf hype train back in the 90s all over again :s

  • face708time
    face708time Před 22 dny

    Disney did the right thing... 👍👍

  • Jake
    Jake Před 22 dny

    Cause the never cared in the first place? It was a PR move.

  • Oliver Merretthiley
    Oliver Merretthiley Před 22 dny

    Look he did some controversial things but he's a good director who cares

  • Jeff Dranetz
    Jeff Dranetz Před 22 dny

    Chris Pratt passive aggressively let himself get fat. :-)

  • Bridget Stuart
    Bridget Stuart Před 22 dny

    Thank Goodness!!!

  • Dominic Zelenak
    Dominic Zelenak Před 22 dny

    He was never really fired. It was a PR stunt to announce his firing.

  • San Ien Jao
    San Ien Jao Před 22 dny

    Also we get to see Rocky Balboa in GOTG 3 wuhu!

  • San Ien Jao
    San Ien Jao Před 22 dny

    Surprised is an understatement 😅

  • István Molnár
    István Molnár Před 23 dny

    You called Rocket a trash panda!!! YESSS!!!!!