Walt Disney Studios on Friday fired James Gunn as director of the upcoming sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy'' in response to old Twitter posts that resurfaced in recent days and included joking references to issues such as rape, pedophilia and AIDS.
"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,'' Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement released by the Burbank-based company.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn was working on the script for the third installment of the "Guardians of the Galaxy'' film series, with filming expected to begin this fall in Atlanta, with a planned 2020 release.… More
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