Stars and Comic Book Fans Unite to Celebrate James Gunn’s Birthday

James Gunn has been an integral part of both the MCU and DCEU in the last few years, and fans, colleagues and more have celebrated his 56th birthday.

James Gunn celebrated his birthday on August 5 and there were plenty of fans of both Marvel and DC who wanted to wish the director many happy returns. While Gunn will likely have been celebrating his 56th birthday in style, the writer-director has never been busier than he is right now as he finalizes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 and the Guardians Holiday Special and prepares to set to work on a second season of peacemaker and his other secret DC project. Along with his brother Sean and fiancée Jennifer Holland, many of his friends and colleagues joined the show of love on social media to celebrate the occasion.


When it came to fiancée Holland, she decided to share a number of videos of Gunn dancing “out of context”, while adding a lengthy comment which read, “I have to write a bunch of speeches for our wedding soon, cuz we’re getting married! So, anyway, I started writing something for your birthday today and realized, “oh sh*t, this might be good for the wedding” … and so then I stopped, and then I had to go pee and lost my train of thought. So, just a quick sentiment – You are everything that is good in the world. In honor of the joy you bring to the world and to my life, here are a bunch of videos of you dancing, totally out of context. Happy Birthday @jamesgunn!! I love you.”

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James Gunn Will Round Off His Marvel Contribution With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

James Gunn found himself on the wrong side of Disney just a few years ago, when he was ousted from the Guardians of the Galaxy threequel due to a series of old Twitter posts. However, that ended up making Gunn one of the most sought after directors in the business, and as well as developing and directing The Suicide Squad and spin off show peacemaker for Warner Bros., his was also rehired by Disney to complete his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.

The director has called the final Guardians movie the most emotional of the three films, which is understandable. On returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he previously said:

“It was really comfortable, actually … I’m really familiar with the actors, so I know what they have to do. They’ve gotten better at their jobs so that I don’t have to bash them around so much. In a lot of ways, it was really easy — it’s really natural for me. I understand this. But I’m also really pushing myself and trying to create something completely different from what came before it, but that also honors what came before it.”

While this may be the end of the road for Gunn’s Marvel contribution, it is by no means his last comic book oriented project. As well as a second season of peacemaker, and having a part in the upcoming Amanda Waller spin-off, it is believed that there are other projects being considered by Gunn in the DC universe, meaning that fans have a lot more of the director’s vision to look forward to. In the meantime, we join his fans, family and friends in wishing him a happy birthday. Here are some more of the many birthday wishes shared on social media.

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