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  • Disney has removed James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of offensive social media posts resurfaced online.

    The American filmmaker apologised after old tweets in which he appeared to joke about paedophilia and rape were unearthed and widely shared.

    But Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced his sacking on Friday.

    "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible," he said in a statement.

    "[They are] inconsistent with our studio's values, and we have severed our business relationship with him."

    Gunn wrote and directed both of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, which starred the likes of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper.

    Off-screen heroes reveal Marvel magic
    Who could follow The Avengers' success?
    The first instalment was one of Marvel's most successful films, making more than $771m (£540m) at the worldwide box office.

    Gunn has also worked on the hugely-successful Avengers franchise.

    There has been no immediate response from the filmmaker, but in a series of tweets posted on Thursday he addressed the controversy surrounding his old posts.

    "I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo," he said. "I am very, very different than I was a few years ago."

    "I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies," he added.
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