It's been a big year for James Gunn.
The writer/director of the hugely successful Guardians of the Galaxy films saw his employers at Disney fire him mid-last year for offensive joke tweets that resurfaced from a decade ago.
While actors threatened not to return if his completed script for the third film in the series wasn't used, Gunn moved on to other projects, namely The Suicide Squad.
But amid the shock and the potential upending of his career, the only feeling Gunn hooked onto was blame of himself.
Then, less than a year after his firing, he was reinstated.
Speaking to Deadline, Gunn detailed what he'd learned from the experience and why it was so important to him to return to the Guardians of the Galaxy world.