James Gunn, who was fired last July after alt-right journalists dug up ancient tweets of his, has been reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. GOTG 3 has been plagued by many directors not wanting to take on the project and some even advocating for Gunn coming back. Most actors in the movie also publicly stated they wanted Gunn back with Dave Bautista even threatening to not be a part of any future Disney movies. He went on to say that he would fulfill his contract for GOTG 3 because he doesn’t break his promises.
Overall, this is excellent news that was strategically released a day after the new Infinity War trailer to hide it. Disney was smart in delaying this news until something bigger took its place(ie Endgame Trailer).
James Gunn will direct Suicide Squad 2 prior to directing the new GOTG 3 movie. This will make him one of just a few directors that have worked on Competing Super Hero Universes.