在七月 2018, 导演被剪掉了 “银河护卫队” 不合适之后, 多年的推文重新浮出水面，显示冈恩开玩笑说强奸, 猥亵儿童等. He explained at the time that his tweets were attempts of being “挑衅” 和 “忌讳” and that he repeatedly expressed regret for them over the years.
The cast of the film, which included stars 克里斯·普拉特 and Zoe Saldana, went on to release an open letter in support of Gunn and he was subsequently uncanceled as Disney reinstated him as the director of “银河护卫队: Vol. 3” 三月 2019. 这部电影目前预定在 2023.
When asked if his stance on 取消文化 still stands today, Gunn recently told Fox News while discussing his latest movie, “自杀小队”: “我的意思是, 听, I’m always attracted to outsiders,” 他说, echoing his previous message of dismissing cancel culture.
三月, the filmmaker dismissed the overall practice in a bevy of tweets following the announcement that six books from Dr. Seuss would be discontinued for racist imagery.
“Stop calling everything ‘cancel culture’ because you’re too dim to have a nuanced opinion,” he tweeted at the time. “People can be offended by something, or think something sucks, and that’s not ‘cancel culture’ – it’s free speech.”
与此同时, he told Fox News of the Warner Bros. flick: “I think these are all people that feel like they don’t matter, and there’s a lot of people in this world who are told that they don’t matter, they aren’t good enough or they aren’t the right color or they aren’t the right whatever. And these are all people [in ‘The Suicide Squad’] who are considered the worst of the worst of the worst – total losers. And to be able to take a Polka Dot Man and give him some meaning and some purpose gives me great joy.”
The 51-year-old’s sequel to the 2016 David Ayer-directed “自杀小队” film sees the “worst of the worst” anti-heroes the DC Comics Universe could muster up and celebrates the successes of the oddball crew.
Gunn added of the sensitive yet merciless supervillain played by David Dastmalchian, 44: “We all have our own inner Polka Dot Man. Most of us do not think, '哦, I’m like Captain America.’ We walk around thinking, '哦, I’m like Polka Dot Man.’ 所以, I’m giving a character to all the people that feel like that around the world.”
Elsewhere in Gunn’s interview with Fox News, 他说 WWE legend and actor John Cena, who was introduced into the series as Peacemaker, 是个 “best improv artist [冈恩] has ever worked with” 为了 “搞笑” 和 “恶心的” banter he offered up at the end of every take.
“At the end of every single scene, [Cena] starts improv-ing, and I let him go,” Gunn explained. “我说, ‘Now, 约翰, go do what you’re going to do’ – and then he says the most foul things you can imagine to whoever he’s talking to.”
Added Gunn, “Peacemaker is sort of omnisexual, 对? He loves everybody. He wants to have sex with everybody. So that’s where [Cena] went at the end of every scene and it was always disgusting and always hilarious. But none of it’s in the movie because it was just too disgusting for even me. And that’s saying a lot.”
“自杀小队” is set to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6.