Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

In an unusual film-news announcement, Warner Bros. Entertainment has exclusively confirmed to io9 that its DC Entertainment arm has picked up quite the contributor: writer and director James Gunn.

If that name sounds familiar, it should: that's the James Gunn who was recently fired from any future Marvel Studios projects, particularly his all-but-confirmed role writing and directing the next Guardians of the Galaxy film, after a deep dive into his blogging and social media history elicited an outcry from Disney's top brass.

Neither Warner Bros. nor DC Comics has used any of its official online platforms to confirm this news despite io9 having a lengthy report on exactly what the deal entails.

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