It has been confirmed that James Gunn has signed a deal with Warner Bros. and DC to write, and possibly direct the sequel of Suicide Squad. The Guardians of the Galaxy director was fired by Marvel in August after his old, offensive tweets resurfaced.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3's production has been put on hold, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. A tiny group was getting started with the pre-production work, however, the said crew has been told that they are free to look for new work, according to the same report.
Dave Bautista has previously said that working for Disney is "pretty nauseating" after the firing of James Gunn. He has also threatened to quit the franchise if Gunn's script is not used in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
Reportedly, these discussions are the result of the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy franchise coming forward to support James Gunn. They had signed an open letter in support of the director, while clearly stating that they did not support the tweets.
The entire cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has signed an open letter where they have expressed their support for director James Gunn. Gunn was fired from the directorial position after his old objectionable tweets resurfaced.
James Gunn directed two Marvel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and was slated to direct the third iteration in the franchise, the first draft of whose script he had already written.