Seriously though, can we all just agree on this? "It has been a problem for me in relationships, in friendships; I can experience loving another person, but I have a very hard time experiencing being loved".
But 10 days after he was sacked, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista - who all star in Guardians - signed an open letter saying they supported the director. "It felt as if my career was over". "I feel and have felt bad for a while about some of the ways I spoke publicly; some of the jokes I made, some of the targets of my humor, just the unintentional consequences of not being more compassionate in what I'm putting out there", he said.
"Chris Pratt calling me and freaking out; Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan, all calling and crying". "When you asked me what was saddest for me when I thought it was gone-and anybody at Marvel can tell you-it's this very odd and attached relationship to Rocket", Gunn answered.
While Groot, the fan-favorite of the franchise, is more "like my dog", Gunn says, Rocket is Gunn's surrogate in the series, and he would have liked to see through his entire character arc in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And according to director James Gunn, Vol. 3 of the franchise will complete a major narrative arc for Bradley Cooper's character. One of the things that struck him during the darker times though, was the very public outpouring of support from his Guardians of the Galaxy cast.
Gunn was called by Warner Bros. within two days of being fired to offer him "The Suicide Squad", which he said has been the most fun movie to write since "Dawn of the Dead". I love Groot in a completely different way. "On some theoretical level, I was like, 'Well, maybe I do have a future.'" said Gunn.
"He has an arc that started in the first movie, continued into the second and goes through Infinity War and Endgame, and then I was set to really finish that arc in Guardians 3", continued Gunn. Instead, I think it was a time when I really grew a lot and we were really good to each other. "People have to be able to learn from mistakes". Anyway, that's the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes.
If there's one thing that we, his audience, have learned about Gunn in the a year ago or so, it's that he is one of the most honest and genuine people in Hollywood.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn't now have a release date, but it will go into production once The Suicide Squad wraps.