James Gunn has had some serious ups and downs. His DC comics adaptation The Suicide Squad is a massive, violent and profane spectacle about a team of would-be heroes struggling against an alien-monster. He sat down with Variety to discuss the positive reviews, and some of the challenges he’s also dealt with.
In 2018, old tweets in which he made fun of pedophilia, rape and the Holocaust were resurfaced. It was not a good luck, and it seemed his troubled career was over. He was fired by Disney, as many will recall, from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
He apologized for the tweets, and after a public campaign led by several of the franchise’s stars, including Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, he was reinstated.