After his firing last year due to poor-tasting, near-decade-old jokes in the form of tweets, Disney have brought him back to finish what he started.

Apparently, Disney and Gunn have been in talks for his return for a while, which begs one to think; how legitimate was his firing? To be fair, I never read anywhere that they weren’t thinking about bringing him back.

I think the best way to look at it is this: Disney do not tolerate those types provocative tweets, so they did the right thing by showing to the world that there are consequences. However, these tweets were way far in the past, and regardless of your style/sense of humour, they were indeed jokes. Yes, terrible jokes nonetheless, I’m not defending them.

This whole ordeal has essentially been “James, what you did was bad. Go sit on the naughty step for a while to prove to everyone as well as yourself that we don’t tolerate that sort of stuff. That being said, we recognise it’s in the past now and we see your are not only willing to behave now, but you have been doing so for nearly a decade”.

That’s how I see it anyways. Personally I’m glad he’s been given a chance to finish this signature trilogy – it just wouldn’t have been the same without him I don’t think. I’m sure the cast will be happy about this, and I’m certain they will all knock it out the park to ensure, us, the fans, have a great experience!