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Michael Roberts
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The exception will be Ant-Man, which I felt was very  well done.

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If you are going to take a “moral” stance, don’t take half-measures. No exceptions. Show some integrity. 
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300 catholic priests in Pennsylvania

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I realize 2020 is a long time away and most people won't care about this any more by the time the new movie debuts (and, let's be honest, most casual fans don't know or care who writes or directs these things) but I have hard time thinking I'll still be interested. I know that isn't fair to the actors who are stuck in the middle of all this but this has just gotten rid of any shine I had for this franchise (and I love both the previous movies.)

But I've always been loyal to creators instead of creations when push comes to shove, even in comics (I generally follow creators instead of characters.)
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Thomas, I also assume you won't be watching or listening to anything related to Mike Cernovich, given his twitter past.  Or anyone who has defended or promoted or worked with him.  Right?
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Thomas, I also assume you won't be watching or listening
to anything related to Mike Cernovich, given his twitter
past. Or anyone who has defended or promoted or worked
with him. Right?

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Did he sexualize children repeatedly?
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Thomas, I also assume you won't be watching or listening  to anything related to Mike Cernovich, given his twitter  past. Or anyone who has defended or promoted or worked  with him. Right?

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Did he sexualize children repeatedly?

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He’s defended date rape non-satirically and was charged with rape himself, although it got reduced to misdemeanor battery of a woman.
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He’s defended date rape non-satirically and was charged
with rape himself, although it got reduced to
misdemeanor battery of a woman.

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I would have to hear the story on it, but I really don't
give a damn about him anyway. I don't actively seek out
his work or whatever it is he does.
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Really sad to hear that Disney didn't budge on this one.  They pretty much gave in to Mike Cernovich and his cronies. 
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I pity the director who will sit in the director's chair of GOTG volume 3. At least Gunn will get a nice check since he did nothing wrong when employed by Disney... and will hopefully do a fun movie for DC ?
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James Gunn has been rehired, according to Deadline. 

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This news made me smile really...REALLY BIG!  

Thankfully people got smart on this and did the right thing.
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Great news on every front!!
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Good for him. He did not deserve to be fired and deal with the media storm he got over some stupid comments from years ago. It would be great if this helped change the witch hunt mentality that seems to reign these days.

James Gunn said some offensive things years ago. They weren't a problem when he made GOTG 1 or GOTG 2. They shouldn't have prevented him from making the third film.

Shame it delays its release but I'm hopeful it will be more than worth the wait.
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What would Disney had done if he told them to tuck off?
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Its amazing that when it comes to movies and TV, you dig up a couple tweets from 10 years ago and someone's career is over.  Then in the music industry, you do multiple part documentaries explaining decades of sex crimes and people are like, "Yeah but...Thriller is still a good album..."
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Glad to hear this
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This is good news to be sure although I'm not really surprised to hear it. I've thought since James Gunn was 'fired' that the entire thing was carefully set up given that Disney was involved in a very high profile takeover/acquisition of the Fox Corporation, and that the deal was dependent on being signed off, or could have been derailed, by the current US Government - a government 'led' by a President who has become the butt of much vitriol by the Director since taking office. Citing the offensive tweets from years ago as a reason for firing Gunn was, IMO, a smokescreen, but of course now the completion date of the deal has officially been announced, and Endgame is imminent for cinema release (Gunn was an Executive Producer on Infinity War and I suspect the same will be true on Endgame), Disney can now be seen to be the good guy and bring back their 'prodigal son'.

As I said at the beginning this is good news for the MCU, I enjoyed the GotG movies and Gunn is a massive Marvel fan so it bodes well for the future of the franchise, in fact I'd be fascinated to see his take on a Fantastic Four movie.
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Great news - he gets to finish this as a trilogy.  I love these movies and am very much looking forward to the third installment.



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"As I said at the beginning this is good news for the MCU, I enjoyed the GotG movies and Gunn is a massive Marvel fan so it bodes well for the future of the franchise, in fact I'd be fascinated to see his take on a Fantastic Four movie."

I think Gunn's general approach and sensibility is all wrong for the FF!  I would like to think Marvel is quietly keeping ANT-MAN's Peyton Reed on tap, who was originally supposed to direct the Fantastic Four, before their ill-fated 2005 entry.



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Actually you're right Shaun, that is a better choice.  I loved Ant Man and the Wasp so maybe Reed would have the right stuff to make an FF film work
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I'm very glad to hear about this.

I honestly have no idea who the right director would be for an FF movie.

The Rousso Brothers have done a great job with the Marvel movies they've directed, but they can't direct everything.

I agree that Gunn wouldn't be the right person. Keep him doing the overtly comedic films.

Who out there does quality cosmic epic movies today? 
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Who out there does quality cosmic epic
movies today?

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Not Lucasfilm.

I'm of two minds about the rehiring.
I think the jokes were tasteless but just
jokes, right. Many of the jokes were a
back and forth with a convicted child
pornographer. That's troubling. I would
hope that at sometime, police investigated
Gunn's potential involvement with his
Twitter buddy. If he was investigated and
cleared of charges, I say let him direct.

That said, after listening to plenty of
victims of child molestation, I think
there is a disturbing underground culture
that accepts sexual child abuse in
Hollywood. For the sake of potential
victims, I hope I'm completely wrong.
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"I honestly have no idea who the right director would be for an FF movie."

I'm just going to throw it out there, I like the idea of Robert Duncan McNeill as a director for the FF.  He has been building a solid resume to take on the role with his career.  He has a ton of episodes of Chuck behind him. I like that for the action and the comedic aspects that are played straight. I liked the family dynamic amidst all that as well.  He has also done good episodes of Supernatural, again for the family dynamic.  And he has a lot of sci fi in there too. 
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