Breaking news from San Diego Comic-Con, James Gunn has been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3! Some people like to kick up dirt and disturb the norm. The problem with this is that it can come back to bite you years later. Thus it is with Gunn.
James Gunn has said “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.”
The issue is when James Gunn tried taking on Donald Trump. Fox News then went digging through Gunn’s old tweets and found many that were offensive and derogatory. The tweets covered things from making fun of rape, pedophilia, the holocaust, AIDs and 9/11 amongst other topics.
Recently I watched a comedy video featuring Don Rickles. Humor and sensitivity has changed a great deal over the years. Given the Weinstein debacle, Scarlett Johansson being forced out of a transgender role, and other modern issues, humor and what is acceptable is much narrower than it was in years past. Disney and Marvel were quick to react.
Sometimes charges are from such a long time ago that its debatable why the person is being punished now, but some comments are the type that will remain tied to your neck for the rest of your life. Gunn may have been playing with issues of the time, but many comments of his might as well be a cement block around his neck.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is scheduled to release in 2020. We shall have to see how fast it can find a new director and how much the script will change with the new vision. Dennis Smith Authentic Jersey