James Gunn has been one of the most active Marvel Cinematic Universe directors on social media, regularly engaging with fans in a number of ways. Unfortunately, it was his use of social media and offensive jokes he has shared on Twitter early in his career that led to Disney firing him as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. After his departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gunn has been on a hiatus from Twitter, with fans being disappointed not only by his firing but also from the lack of insight the filmmaker would offer fans about his films.
Following news of Disney reversing their decision and rehiring Gunn for the third Guardians film, Gunn shared an emotional thank you to all of his fans.
"I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the past few months," Gunn shared on Twitter. "I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be. I deeply appreciate Disney's decision and I am excited to continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all. I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Love to you all."
Fans quickly began to flood the director with positive messages of support and appreciation for his words.
Scroll down to see what fans are saying about Gunn's message!
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Never Give Up
Some people would’ve given up.
Not us.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) March 15, 2019
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Thank You, James
OMFG. The world is awful lately, and your @Guardians of the Galaxy movies bring me a little bit of joy. I'm so happy to see you reinstated, I might cry. CAN NOT WAIT for GotG Vol. 3! Thank you, James!— santarchy #RehireJamesGunn (@santarchy) March 15, 2019
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Just One Question
Now that you’re back— 2D (@therockartist) March 15, 2019
What’s the hidden Easter egg in the first guardians lol
We Are Groot
Welcome back @JamesGunn ! The #GuardiansFamily never stopped fighting or gave up on saving you and the galaxy! We camn together from all over the world, connected together by you through the love in your stories. We found our family! Love to all! #RehiredJamesGunn #WeAreGroot pic.twitter.com/RUxRw93gpy— Gio Mustang #GuardiansFamily (@mustang_gio) March 15, 2019
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We are so happy you are back, James ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZvxSzuJIEw— David Labarde #RehireJamesGunn (@David_Labarde) March 15, 2019