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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Turns out that not only was being hired by Disney the best thing that happened to James Gunn's career, but being fired by Disney is also the best thing that happened to his career   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2018-08-09 05:57:16 AM  
But any major studio hiring Gunn likely would face immediate criticism from the same people who bombarded Disney with calls for Gunn's firing

Good. They SHOULD criticize your company, because they are horrible people and the enemies of all that is good.
 
2018-08-09 06:18:41 AM  
Well, let's see:

1) He's a very talented writer and director.
2) His firing was bullsh*t.

So yeah, this makes sense.
 
2018-08-09 06:27:46 AM  
Hard to believe studios like working with a writer/director who can make big budget crowd pleasing movies that get turned in on time and on budget.
 
2018-08-09 06:41:16 AM  
DC should hire him
 
2018-08-09 06:46:35 AM  

Warrior Kermit: DC should hire him


It's surprising that Snyder hasn't pushed for that already.
 
2018-08-09 06:49:23 AM  

Warrior Kermit: DC should hire him


They already have the people behind Teen Titans Go. DC doesn't need good directors or writers... they need to LISTEN TO THEM.

If they hired Gunn, I be they'd force him to girmdark it up too much.
 
2018-08-09 06:51:25 AM  
Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.
 
2018-08-09 07:23:12 AM  
Gleefully waiting for the article about Disney approaching Gunn to re-hire him, only for him to tell them to Go fark Themselves.
 
2018-08-09 07:23:14 AM  

Warrior Kermit: DC should hire him


The perfect director for a Booster Gold ( & Skeets) movie..
 
2018-08-09 07:29:32 AM  
I love that the company that released Song of the South condemns anyone for past transgressions.
 
2018-08-09 07:47:09 AM  
Gunn trifecta in play.

//duck and cover
 
2018-08-09 07:51:50 AM  

oldfool: Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.


Only if you like the person being mobbed. Otherwise it's the long overdue exposure of a monster and how dare you defend him.
 
2018-08-09 07:57:24 AM  

doglover: DC doesn't need good directors or writers... they need to LISTEN TO THEM.


No, no, no, the studio clearly needs more control. I mean, those other writers and directors wrote and directed bad movies, why listen to them?
 
2018-08-09 08:04:09 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Warrior Kermit: DC should hire him

The perfect director for a Booster Gold ( & Skeets) movie..


Then have DC hire Waititi for the New Gods.  The man GETS the Kirby aesthetic.
 
2018-08-09 08:10:24 AM  

Noah_Tall: oldfool: Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.

Only if you like the person being mobbed. Otherwise it's the long overdue exposure of a monster and how dare you defend him.


Oh well yeah that's different and it's the right thing to do.
 
2018-08-09 08:11:53 AM  
Makes sense he has made popular movies and the backlash against his firing proves that he isn't tainted in the eyes of many so any backlash would be minor and limited to fringe assholes.
 
2018-08-09 08:20:02 AM  

corridor: Then have DC hire Waititi for the New Gods.


Why would he want to redo Thor: Ragnarok

\Kirby set the New Gods immediate after Ragnorak. That's why they are the New Gods.
\\This is why DC didn't fuss too much when Marvel ripped off Darkseid when they made Thanos
 
2018-08-09 08:25:58 AM  

oldfool: Noah_Tall: oldfool: Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.

Only if you like the person being mobbed. Otherwise it's the long overdue exposure of a monster and how dare you defend him.

Oh well yeah that's different and it's the right thing to do.


Consider: person A says racist things and is vilified and fired in the same month.
Person B apologises for things said 10 years in the past before an issue is made of it, does good work to make amends and is later fired for the things that they had acknowledged and apologised for.

Are you seriously saying that the popularity of person B vs person A is the deciding factor?
 
2018-08-09 08:27:31 AM  

agent00pi: oldfool: Noah_Tall: oldfool: Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.

Only if you like the person being mobbed. Otherwise it's the long overdue exposure of a monster and how dare you defend him.

Oh well yeah that's different and it's the right thing to do.

Consider: person A says racist things and is vilified and fired in the same month.
Person B apologises for things said 10 years in the past before an issue is made of it, does good work to make amends and is later fired for the things that they had acknowledged and apologised for.

Are you seriously saying that the popularity of person B vs person A is the deciding factor?


No I was being sarcastic
 
2018-08-09 08:33:48 AM  
Everyone else is starting to realize that the people who are offended by those tweets don't go see the kind of movies Gunn makes (fun, lighthearted). The pendulum is finally swinging back to sanity because the average person is being asked to hate the things they like instead of the things they already hated.
 
2018-08-09 08:36:10 AM  

Smoking GNU: Gleefully waiting for the article about Disney approaching Gunn to re-hire him, only for him to tell them to Go fark Themselves.


I doubt it for a few reasons.

1.  They own his script.
2.  They can deliver him a river of money for the next 30 years like almost nobody else.

My money is on he comes back if Iger changes his mind.  He might not though.  Executives don't go back on decisions even if they're bad in retrospect.
 
2018-08-09 08:59:33 AM  
Well, he's still the credited screenwriter, and that likely comes with a producer or executive producer title, which means he'll still be getting a boatload of money from Guardians 3. Where it could get really awkward for the Disney and the new director is that, as the writer, Gunn has the right to be on the set. So he'll be there, sitting at the village, looking over the new guy's shoulder.
 
2018-08-09 09:00:32 AM  

oldfool: Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.


Yet Fark champions it just so long as they disagree with people politically.
 
2018-08-09 09:02:56 AM  

LavenderWolf: those other writers and directors wrote and directed bad movies


Literally the opposite of what I said.


Teen Titans Go! to the Movies was amazing. The problem with DC live action stuff is that they keep trying to make it different from the comics and the animated universe. They don't realize DC IS the comics and animated universe. If they would let their animation people do the theatrical stuff, they'd get much better product.
 
2018-08-09 09:03:23 AM  

CommonName2: Everyone else is starting to realize that the people who are offended by those tweets don't go see the kind of movies Gunn makes (fun, lighthearted). The pendulum is finally swinging back to sanity because the average person is being asked to hate the things they like instead of the things they already hated.


I think it's a bit bigger than that.  A lot of people were ok with turning away from things they loved when they found out the people behind there were awful - Cosby, Gibson, Spacey, etc.  The issue with the Gunn incident is that it really was empty, and pushed by vile people tying to make an absurd point.  Disney was just too reactionary, and they absolutely hate to admit they were wrong.  Their corporate pride is off the charts.

Gunn is the first of the larger scandals where after reading about it, I thought "nope, this really doesn't hold up to even a moment's worth of thought".  And I've been (grudgingly) ok with turning off some content I really loved because the people behind it were abusive.
 
2018-08-09 09:07:51 AM  

Khellendros: Disney was just too reactionary, and they absolutely hate to admit they were wrong.  Their corporate pride is off the charts.


100% this.  The absolute smartest thing would be to privately go on bended knee and apologize for cluelessly misreading this situation, but Disney and Iger are too powerful and too rich to admit a mistake.

The news I read was that Iger would make a decision when he came back from vacation, though that seems goofy.  I'm sure he's made a decision because he's working every day.  He might just be waiting to fire someone.
 
2018-08-09 09:08:12 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Warrior Kermit: DC should hire him

The perfect director for a Booster Gold ( & Skeets) movie..


Wait...James Gunn making a Booster Gold movie?
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-08-09 09:09:18 AM  
A Booster Gold movie should also include Blue Beetle.
 
2018-08-09 09:12:34 AM  

Carousel Beast: oldfool: Mob rule is an oxymoron and a horrible way to run a business.

Yet Fark champions it just so long as they disagree with people politically.


When you say "politically" what do you mean by using that word?
 
2018-08-09 09:13:26 AM  

This text is now purple: corridor: Then have DC hire Waititi for the New Gods.

Why would he want to redo Thor: Ragnarok

\Kirby set the New Gods immediate after Ragnorak. That's why they are the New Gods.

Yup! - See if you can spot Thor here:
kirbymuseum.orgView Full Size
 
2018-08-09 09:14:17 AM  
question.  if you say something when you were young and dumb, is it fair for those words to stick with you and hamper and close doors your entire life?  Even when you admit the things you said were wrong and that you have changed or grown up or whatever?

apparently, the answer is yes.  you are fooked for life
 
2018-08-09 09:20:08 AM  

ltdanman44: question.  if you say something when you were young and dumb, is it fair for those words to stick with you and hamper and close doors your entire life?  Even when you admit the things you said were wrong and that you have changed or grown up or whatever?

apparently, the answer is yes.  you are fooked for life


*see also the US criminal justice system
 
2018-08-09 09:26:01 AM  
ltdanman44: question.  if you say something when you were young and dumb, is it fair for those words to stick with you and hamper and close doors your entire life?Even when you admit the things you said were wrong and that you have changed or grown up or whatever?

apparently, the answer is yes.  you are fooked for life


I'm glad the internet just embryonic ( stuff like USENET)  in my early 20's, because I'm guilty of saying some awfully stupid & vile things, and the filter that most of have between our brain and our mouths hadn't fully developed in me yet....

/ young & dumb?   yep, I certainly was.
 
2018-08-09 09:27:01 AM  

GoldSpider: I love that the company that released Song of the South condemns anyone for past transgressions.


And hid penises on The Little Mermaid poster.
 
2018-08-09 09:47:49 AM  
Disney: "We're going to do to the MCU what we did to Star Wars!"
 
2018-08-09 09:54:13 AM  
Sources say that Gunn, while under contract for the third movie, likely was not "pay or play," a status that would require Disney to pay him his full fee regardless of whether his services are actually used.

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2018-08-09 09:58:40 AM  

JJRRutgers: Sources say that Gunn, while under contract for the third movie, likely was not "pay or play," a status that would require Disney to pay him his full fee regardless of whether his services are actually used.

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If Disney doesn't use his script, they risk losing not only Bautista, but Pratt and Saldana. Production delays while waiting for a new script could cause a scheduling problem with Jurassic World 3 for Pratt and Avatar 2 for Saldana.

So, they'll most likely end up using Gunn's script and will at least have to pay his writer's fee.
 
2018-08-09 10:13:04 AM  
A conservative gets fired over old offensive tweets: Good
A liberal gets fired over old offensive tweets: Bad

If you can't see the hypocrisy and double standard, you have been thoroughly indoctrinated.
 
2018-08-09 10:14:16 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Well, let's see:

1) He's a very talented writer and director.
2) His firing was bullsh*t.

So yeah, this makes sense.


And he's 52 but still thinks he's 15.
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2018-08-09 10:16:44 AM  

stoli n coke: If Disney doesn't use his script, they risk losing not only Bautista, but Pratt and Saldana. Production delays while waiting for a new script could cause a scheduling problem with Jurassic World 3 for Pratt and Avatar 2 for Saldana.

So, they'll most likely end up using Gunn's script and will at least have to pay his writer's fee.


Universal would make Pratt grow a full beard just to fark with Disney's reshoot schedule.
 
2018-08-09 10:17:21 AM  

GungFu: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Well, let's see:

1) He's a very talented writer and director.
2) His firing was bullsh*t.

So yeah, this makes sense.

And he's 52 but still thinks he's 15.
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Anyone who worked for Troma is contractually-obligated to think like they are 15.
 
2018-08-09 10:18:19 AM  

JJRRutgers: Sources say that Gunn, while under contract for the third movie, likely was not "pay or play," a status that would require Disney to pay him his full fee regardless of whether his services are actually used.

[img.fark.net image 425x278]


There would also be bologna in his slacks, but then people would be outraged that he was sexually assaulting bologna.
 
2018-08-09 10:28:29 AM  

This text is now purple: GungFu: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Well, let's see:

1) He's a very talented writer and director.
2) His firing was bullsh*t.

So yeah, this makes sense.

And he's 52 but still thinks he's 15.
[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 438x284]

Anyone who worked for Troma is contractually-obligated to think like they are 15.


Actually, anyone who works for Troma is able to appreciate the finer parts of BEING 15. A lot of their stuff is far too subtle to be mere teenage edge. It's calculated edge but also sublime comedy.
 
2018-08-09 10:32:08 AM  

mrsleep: A conservative gets fired over old offensive tweets: Good


"Old" here meaning literally earlier that same day.
 
2018-08-09 10:33:07 AM  
Here's what I don't get. If Gunn's past tweets were enough enough to fire him, why did ABC (a Disney owned network) hire back Rossanne at all? You know, as she has a long known reputation of being racist/offensive.
 
2018-08-09 10:48:20 AM  

tjsands1118: Here's what I don't get. If Gunn's past tweets were enough enough to fire him, why did ABC (a Disney owned network) hire back Rossanne at all? You know, as she has a long known reputation of being racist/offensive.


Because Disney doesn't/didn't care what anyone says or does, until someone else finds out and biatches about it.
 
2018-08-09 10:51:12 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Smoking GNU: Gleefully waiting for the article about Disney approaching Gunn to re-hire him, only for him to tell them to Go fark Themselves.

I doubt it for a few reasons.

1.  They own his script.
2.  They can deliver him a river of money for the next 30 years like almost nobody else.

My money is on he comes back if Iger changes his mind.  He might not though.  Executives don't go back on decisions even if they're bad in retrospect.


Did Iger or Feige fire him?
 
2018-08-09 10:59:33 AM  

A'isha P.: mrsleep: A conservative gets fired over old offensive tweets: Good

"Old" here meaning literally earlier that same day.


And add on top of that the "old offensive tweets" the "liberal" sent (and do we really know what Gunn's political inclinations are?) were dug up by white supremacist assholes who are mad they don't get to use the n-word anymore.

And that the asshole who led the whole charge -- a big figure in the Pizzagate nonsense, by the way -- likes to say pretty damn vile things on Twitter himself:

https://www.thewrap.com/mike-cernovic​h​-who-got-james-gunn-fired-over-rape-tw​eets-has-history-of-rape-tweets/
 
2018-08-09 11:02:14 AM  

Trocadero: Rapmaster2000: Smoking GNU: Gleefully waiting for the article about Disney approaching Gunn to re-hire him, only for him to tell them to Go fark Themselves.

I doubt it for a few reasons.

1.  They own his script.
2.  They can deliver him a river of money for the next 30 years like almost nobody else.

My money is on he comes back if Iger changes his mind.  He might not though.  Executives don't go back on decisions even if they're bad in retrospect.

Did Iger or Feige fire him?


Technically he hasn't been fired yet.  As far as paperwork goes. That process is a lot of what's going on right now behind closed doors.
 
2018-08-09 11:02:25 AM  

tjsands1118: Here's what I don't get. If Gunn's past tweets were enough enough to fire him, why did ABC (a Disney owned network) hire back Rossanne at all? You know, as she has a long known reputation of being racist/offensive.


(a) They knew the show had the potential to be a huge ratings hit.
(b) They actually believed her when she said she would knock it off.

mrsleep: A conservative gets fired over old offensive tweets: Good
A liberal gets fired over old offensive tweets: Bad

If you can't see the hypocrisy and double standard, you have been thoroughly indoctrinated.


Your trolling is bad and you should feel bad.
 
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