After two months of speculation and the Guardians of the Galaxy cast petitioning for James Gunn's re-hire, Disney CEO, Bob Iger, says he's standing by the decision to fire the Marvel director.
Recently, Iger spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, and for the first time, opened up about his stance and the details surrounding Gunn's firing.
In case anyone doesn't know what the heck I'm talking about, two months ago, director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy installments, James Gunn, was fired after decades-old tweets of his resurfaced. In the tweets, Gunn made offensive jokes about topics like
According to E! News, when Gunn got fired, Disney chairman Alan Horan said, "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."
When Iger was asked to comment on the situation, he said:
Although it's clear now that Gunn won't be working with Disney in the future, we hope not too much changes in regard to the structure, casting and comedic value of the Guardians series.