Following the surprising news that James Gunn is officially returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following his firing last July, the writer and director has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their continued support over the past few months.
Gunn, who has always been very open with fans on social media, went noticeably quiet after he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. "I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months," he wrote, breaking that silence. "I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be."
In the full letter, which you can read below, Gunn also thanked Disney for its decision to bring him back and allowing him to tell stories that "investigate the ties of love that bind us all."
Prior to today's note, Gunn's last tweets were to apologize for the tweets that had gotten him fired. In the series of tweets, Gunn famously apologized for the offensive tweets, reinforcing that despite making the shocking jokes, he hadn't actually been living them out and that the jokes had been made at a time when he was aiming to shock people. "Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo," he explained. "As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor."
As of this writing, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 does not have a release date. It's expected that Gunn will begin production on the film following The Suicide Squad, which is set to begin filming this Fall.