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James Gunn says Brightburn was a great help to him after he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3- Cinema express

James Gunn says Brightburn was a great help to him after he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3

The Guardians of the Galaxy director's horror film Brightburn will release the film in India on May 24

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Published: 20th May 2019
James Gunn

Filmmaker James Gunn, who was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 before being re-hired, said that his upcoming project Brightburn helped him a lot when he was not getting work in the industry.

"Brightburn was definitely something I could focus on. I like to work, so Brightburn was a great help to me when I wasn't doing anything," Gunn told usatoday.com.

In the same interview, Gunn shared that "never even for a second" in his life he had lost his enthusiasm for filmmaking or telling stories. "It is just innate to who I am. It could be through movies or books or TV or video games, I don't care. I just love telling stories."

Gunn was ousted from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise when dozens of his tweets -- about paedophilia and rape -- from nearly a decade ago came to light. The studio believed that the comments were unacceptable in the #MeToo era and were not in line with Disney's family-friendly image. But with multiple petitions including from the actors of the Guardians films themselves, Disney re-hired Gunn on the project.

Gunn's horror film Brightburn will release the film in India on May 24.

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