James Francis Gunn Jr. (born August 5, 1966) is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician. He started his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s, writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), The Specials (2000), Scooby-Doo (2002) and its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead.
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Dave Bautista Says It's 'Nauseating' to Make Guardians of the Galaxy 3 After ...

Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista continues to speak out after the controversial firing of director James Gunn. The star, who plays Drax in the series, fired back to a tweet Sunday by stating his strong opinion to keep Gunn on the third ...

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Forbes

Disney's James Gunn Firing May Allow Marvel To Reboot 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

In the tweet heard around the world, Dave Bautista responded to a question concerning his plans to return to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 even if director James Gunn isn't rehired. The actor/wrestler replied that he would honor his contract but that ...

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Kurt Russell responds to James Gunn firing, thinks people are getting 'too ...

I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn't GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who'd empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis .

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Vanity Fair

Dave Bautista: What Disney Did to James Gunn Is “Nauseating”

In the last few days, it's become blindingly apparent that the core cast of Guardians of the Galaxy is sticking by James Gunn. The Guardians filmmaker was recently fired by Disney after far-right figures drew attention to dozens of Gunn's old ...

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The Independent

James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy stars call on Disney to re-hire director ...

The lead cast of Guardians of the Galaxy has called for the reinstatement of its director James Gunn, after he was sacked earlier this month over old tweets. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel all signed an open letter supporting ...

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CBS News

"Guardians of the Galaxy" cast writes letter in support of ousted director ...

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Pratt and his fellow "Guardians of the Galaxy" castmates are coming out in support of ousted director James Gunn 10 days after his firing. In an open letter Monday signed by Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and five ...

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PEOPLE.com

Chris Pratt Would 'Love to See' James Gunn 'Reinstated' as Director of ...

The Guardians of the Galaxy cast is standing behind James Gunn with a lengthy open letter in his defense. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff and Michael Rooker all signed a ...

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The Verge

Guardians of the Galaxy cast petitions Disney to rehire James Gunn

On July 20th, Walt Disney Studios issued a surprise announcement that it was firing James Gunn, director of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy and its 2017 sequel. The studio was responding to an unearthed series of off-color ...

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Sean Gunn Weighs In on Brother James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ...

Sean Gunn, who stars as the goofy Ravager, Kraglin, in the Guardians films, took to Instagram on Saturday to react to the news that his brother, James, was fired from directing the upcoming Marvel movie. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn confirmed ...

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Deadline

Sen. Ted Cruz On James Gunn: “He Needs To Be Prosecuted If The Tweets Are True”

“Wow. These #JamesGunn tweets are just horrible. Child rape is no laughing matter. As Texas SG, I handled far too many child sexual assaults. Truly evil. I'm glad Disney fired him, but if these tweets are true, he needs to be prosecuted.” Gunn was ...

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Vulture

Ted Cruz Thinks James Gunn Should Be Prosecuted for Those Marvel-Terminating ...

Unlike some of James Gunn's friends in the Marvel universe, Senator and amateur basketball player Ted Cruz isn't sad to be seeing the future of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in dire straits. In a message posted to his Twitter account this morning ...

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Forbes

The Strange Story Of James Gunn

In a single day, James Gunn went from acclaimed writer/director of one of Marvel's most successful and beloved franchises, to fired. And, of course, Twitter is to blame. James Gunn is known for being an opinionated Twitter personality, whose feed ...

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TIME

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Director James Gunn Fired Over 10-Year-Old Tweets

(LOS ANGELES) — James Gunn was fired Friday as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the ...

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BBC News

James Gunn: Dave Bautista defends Guardians of the Galaxy director

Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has defended James Gunn after the film's director was fired over offensive tweets. Gunn apologised after old tweets in which he appeared to joke about paedophilia and rape were unearthed and widely shared ...

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The Guardian

Dave Bautista defends fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista defended filmmaker James Gunn after he was fired by Disney for a string of recently resurfaced offensive tweets. Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement on Friday that Gunn, 51, had ...

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Sony avoids mentioning James Gunn at Comic-Con presentation

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hours after James Gunn was fired from Walt Disney Studios, Sony remained tight-lipped about him on Friday evening during its San Diego Comic-Con presentation, despite the fact he was supposed to be part of the panel. On Tuesday ...

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Forbes

James Gunn Fired By Disney Over Old Tweets: Is That Legal?

It was reported on Friday that James Gunn, director of the first two installments of Marvel's wildly successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, was fired by Disney over a series of old, controversial tweets. Unearthed by right-wing internet ...

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WIRED

Marvel's Reckoning Just Happened—at the Worst Time Possible

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio's values,” noted Disney chairman Alan Horn in a statement. ... When Gunn's old messages were dug up and spread online late this ...

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CNET

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets

James Gunn is out at Disney-Marvel -- where the Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director was working on the next film in the series -- due to resurfaced old comments he allegedly made on Twitter. "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on ...

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CNN

James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' director after 'indefensible ...

Gunn had come under fire in recent days after his comments, which made references to pedophilia and molestation, came to light. On Thursday, Gunn acknowledged the attention his previous social media comments were getting in a series of tweets.

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The Verge

Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over ...

Disney has fired writer-director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a right-wing media personality resurfaced a series of offensive tweets Gunn made, in many cases from 2009 and 2010. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered ...

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Deadline

James Gunn Fired From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Franchise Over Offensive Tweets

UPDATED (keep refreshing as this shocking story mushrooms): The open question now of whether James Gunn will follow through on plans he tweeted to come to San Diego Comic-Con today for the Sony Pictures panel, where he produced a horror film and ...

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CBS News

Disney drops James Gunn from "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise over ...

Disney has dropped director James Gunn from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise over a string of inappropriate tweets that joked about pedophilia and rape, Disney said in a statement. Gunn is a staunch critic of President Trump, and his supporters ...

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TheWrap

Director James Gunn Apologizes for 'Offensive' Old Tweets Joking About Rape ...

James Gunn, the writer-director of Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were “offensive” jokes about taboo topics like ...

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Business Insider

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn responded after some of his old ...

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn came under fire this week for old tweets he described as offensive. Conservative personalities uncovered years-old tweets from Gunn. Gunn addressed the controversy on Thursday night, tweeting, "I am ...

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