James Gunn: Disney totally had the right to fire me


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Comment(s) Rival studios flocked to get him involved with their properties, foremost of them DC Films and its owner Warner Bros who immediately hired him to do a reboot of Suicide Squad. Advertising

Talking to Deadline, Gunn said, “I don’t blame anyone. I said something they didn’t like and they completely had the right to fire me. That’s what this whole movie has been like.”
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He said, “The Suicide Squad, it just instantly started flowing. There was never any argument of that.”
Gunn’s firing sent shockwaves across the industry. I know that people have been hurt by things that I’ve said, and that’s still my responsibility, that I wasn’t as compassionate as I should be in what I say. But his career was far from over. I feel bad for that and take full responsibility.”
He added, “Disney totally had the right to fire me. Gunn is both writing and directing the film, which brings back a few characters from the 2016 film, and also adds new characters. I don’t think I’ve had as much fun writing a script since maybe Dawn of the Dead. I feel and have felt bad for a while about some of the ways I spoke publicly; some of the jokes I made, some of the targets of my humor, just the unintentional consequences of not being more compassionate in what I’m putting out there. This wasn’t a free speech issue. It was also the directorial debut of Zack Snyder, who was helming the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) until it fell apart after repeated critical failures, most prominently 2017’s Justice League.