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
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.