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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director Sorry For Homophobic Remarks

Submitted by on November 30, 2012 – 10:12 am Comments

James Gunn, the writer and director hired by Disney for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has apologized for writing a blog post about sex with superheroes that included numerous homophobic and sexist remarks. “A couple of years ago I wrote a blog that was meant to be satirical and funny,” Gunn wrote on his Facebook page. “In rereading it over the past day I don’t think it’s funny. The attempted humor in the blog does not represent my actual feelings. However, I can see where statements were poorly worded and offensive to many. I’m sorry and regret making them at all”.

Basically, in the blog post, titled “The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With,” Gunn called the Marvel superhero Gambit a “fruit” and wrote that lesbian superheroine Batwoman could be “turn[ed]” by having sex with a man. The post, originally published on Gunn’s personal website, was removed from the internet after it came under fire. For those unaware, Gunn is a writer, filmmaker, actor, musician and cartoonist. Gunn began his career in filmmaking with Troma Entertainment, for whom he wrote and co-directed the critically acclaimed independent film Tromeo and Juliet.

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After contributing to several other films for Troma, Gunn wrote, produced and performed in his own superhero comedy, The Specials, directed by Craig Mazin and featuring Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden Church, Paget Brewster, Judy Greer and Jamie Kennedy. Gunn’s first major Hollywood screenplay was Scooby-Doo in 2002. In 2004, he wrote the initial screenplay for the remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, but left the project early to work on Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. That same year he also executive produced, and appeared in the mockumentary LolliLove, directed by and starring his then-wife Jenna Fischer.

His directorial film debut was the 2006 horror-comedy Slither. In 2010, Gunn released the film Super, a dark comedy and superhero satire starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. Outside of filmmaking and television, Gunn also penned a novel in 2000; The Toy Collector.As a musician, Gunn released one album with his band, The Icons, Mom, We Like It Here on Earth. He has written music for the films The Low Life, as well as for Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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