James Gunn Popular with Other Studios, Still Negotiating Exit from Disney

James Gunn Popular with Other Studios, Still Negotiating Exit from Disney

Moreover, he'd be free to develop another project immediately, which goes some way to explaining the sudden interest from Warner Bros. and other major Hollywood studios as they zero in on the former Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director. He likely won't get paid his full fee, but because Gunn reportedly didn't break his contract with Disney, a source told THR that he could be getting a payout of $10 million or more. But there remains an issue of Gunn's exit negotiations with Disney, which are proving more complicated than his sudden firing would suggest. There's no question that Cernovich is a bad person - he got his start in the men's rights movement, calls people who disagree with him pedophiles, and helped spread the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which came to a head when a man fired an assault rifle in a pizza restaurant - but that doesn't change the fact that Gunn did send those tweets.

Dave Bautista has admitted that he is ready to ask Marvel to write him out of the Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise if they don't use ousted director James Gunn's script for the upcoming volume three.

Yet the most tantalizing aspect of this anonymously sourced information from THR is that there is allegedly still some murmurs that a reconciliation between Gunn and the House of Mickey could be reached. And Gunn publicly refused to defend them, accepting his firing in his lone Twitter statement, and apologizing again.

The wrestler-turned-movie star, who portrays Drax the Destroyer in Disney's big screen adaptations of the Marvel comic books, has made it clear he is not happy that Gunn will no longer be in charge of the franchise, following his dismissal in July, when old tweets he sent joking about rape and paedophilia were unearthed by conservative critics. While Gunn had already apologized for his attempts at shock humor, Disney still decided not to rehire him, even after a massive campaign to reinstate him.

The situation arose after Gunn made comments critical of Donald Trump, leading alt-right bloggers to investigate the filmmaker's social media accounts for incriminating evidence. No director is attached.