Disney had right to fire me: James Gunn

Last Updated: May 16 2019 18:08
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HOLLYWOOD- Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says Disney had every right to fire him over decade-old tweets that joked about rape and abuse.

Disney fired Gunn last July after his decades old tweets resurfaced but he was rehired to direct the third instalment of the Marvel franchise this March after the film’s stars signed an open letter asking for his return.

Gunn has now called the day he was kicked off Guardians the "most intense" of his life.

“There have been other difficult days in my life, from the time I got sober when I was younger, to the death of friends who committed suicide.

"But this was incredibly intense. It happened, and suddenly it seemed like everything was gone. I just knew, in a moment that happened incredibly quickly, I had been fired.

"It felt as if my career was over."

Talking about the silver lining in the whole incident, Gunn said being sacked by Disney made him felt loved for the first time.

He says Disney co-chairman Alan Horn asked him to come back because "he thought that was the right thing to do".