His response comes following the surprise news that Disney reversed its decision to fire Gunn.
James Gunn took to Twitter following the news that Disney rehired him to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, sharing an emotional message with his fans.
“I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months,” he writes. “I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be. I deeply appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all. I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Love to you all.”
See the message below:
The surprising news that Disney reversed its decision to fire Gunn broke on Friday, March 15, but apparently Disney’s decision to rehire Gunn and have him direct Guardians Vol. 3 actually happened months ago. The story, originally reported by Deadline and confirmed by IGN, led to a joyous response from fans. Also a fan? Sonic the Hedgehog star Ben Schwartz, who simply responded to Gunn’s tweet, “AYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEE.”
This tweet marks Gunn breaking his almost nine-month-long Twitter silence. The last thing he had tweeted, which was on July 19, 2018, was his five-part apology in response to his resurfaced controversial tweets from 2008 and 2009 that led to Disney firing him to begin with.
Before Gunn sits back into the directing chair for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he’ll first complete his work as writer and director for Warner Bros.’s upcoming Suicide Squad 2, which is due in theaters in 2021. We want to hear which film you guys want to see first! Take our poll below:
Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.