Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says Disney “completely had the appropriate” to fireplace him over decade-old tweets that joked about rape and abuse.
He was rehired to direct the third instalment of the Marvel franchise in March, after the movie’s stars signed an open letter asking for his return.
Gunn says he “feels dangerous” about a few of the methods he is spoken in public previously and “a few of the jokes I made”.
“I really feel dangerous for that and take full accountability,” he told Deadline.
Gunn was fired in July over tweets that Disney described as “indefensible”.
He apologised on the time and mentioned he took full accountability.
However 10 days after he was fired, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista – who all star in Guardians – signed an open letter saying they supported the director.
“In casting every of us to assist him inform the story of misfits who discover redemption, he modified our lives without end. We imagine the theme of redemption has by no means been extra related than now,” they wrote.
Talking in his first interview since being fired after which rehired, Gunn referred to as the day he was kicked off Guardians the “most intense” of his life.
“There have been different tough days in my life, from the time I obtained sober once I was youthful, to the loss of life of associates who dedicated suicide.
“However this was extremely intense. It occurred, and immediately it appeared like all the things was gone. I simply knew, in a second that occurred extremely shortly, I had been fired.
“It felt as if my profession was over.”
However the director, who already had a script prepared for the third Guardians, says being sacked by Disney additionally made him really feel love “for the primary time”.
“From my girlfriend Jen, my producer and my brokers, Chris Pratt calling me and freaking out, Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan, all calling and crying.
“That quantity of affection that I felt from my associates, my household, and the folks locally was completely overwhelming.
“So part of that day was the worst of my life, and part of it was the best day of my life.”
He says that “folks have to have the ability to be taught from errors”.
“If we take away the likelihood for somebody to be taught and develop into a greater individual, I am unsure what we’re left with.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy movies grossed greater than £1.2bn, in accordance with Field Workplace Mojo, and Gunn says he obtained “slightly bit teary-eyed” when he was requested to return for Quantity three.
He says Disney co-chairman Alan Horn requested him to come back again as a result of “he thought that was the appropriate factor to do”.
“I used to be touched by his compassion.”
Gunn says not having the ability to full the story of Rocket, performed by Bradley Cooper, was one of many issues he felt saddest about when he thought he would not get to direct the third Guardians.
The lovable raccoon’s character has developed considerably because the first movie, with him taking up a a lot bigger position within the newest Avenger’s film, and Gunn says that arc is about to be completed within the subsequent film.
Earlier than that although is DC’s subsequent Suicide Squad movie, which he was hired to write after leaving Guardians.
“I do not assume I’ve had as a lot enjoyable writing a script since perhaps Daybreak of the Lifeless. That is what this entire film has been like.”