‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Breaks Silence On High-Profile Disney Firing, & What He Learned From The Career Crisis That Followed

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Breaks Silence On High-Profile Disney Firing, & What He Learned From The Career Crisis That Followed

  • EXCLUSIVE: One day last summer, James Gunn was busy writing to direct the third installment of Marvel’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy franchise until, suddenly, he wasn’t.
  • I am an artist first and foremost; I love telling stories, I love interacting with my characters, I love designing sets.
  • I’m also a guy who found what I thought was love, through people loving me, and through my work.
  • My apparatus for being loved was my work, and being famous.
  • It has been a problem for me in relationships, in friendships; I can experience loving another person but I have a very difficult time experiencing being loved.
  • In order for me to have fully felt that love for the first time, the thing that needed to happen was the apparatus by which I was feeling falsely loved had to be completely taken away.
  • The studios, for the most part, said, “We’d love to have you.” They called within the first two days.