James Gunn Will Return to Direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

It's official: James Gunn has officially been reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

In July 2018, many were shocked when it was announced that Gunn had been fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy series after offensive tweets of his from years ago were uncovered. Although many—including some of the film's stars—made no secret of disapproving of the content of these old tweets, no one expected the celebrated director to be axed by Disney.

Once he was let go, fans and celebrities alike began to rally for Disney to rehire Gunn, with the Guardians of the Galaxy cast even posting an open letter on social media in which they confirmed their desire to see Gunn reinstated as the director of the third film in the popular comic book series.

While there were initially reports that Guardians star Bradley Cooper might take over the director's chair, the story died down relatively quickly. Gunn even was hired by Marvel rival DC to direct the Suicide Squad sequel. But in a surprising turn of events, Deadline has just announced that Gunn will also be coming back to helm the third Guardians of the Galaxy film. According to reporter Mike Fleming Jr.:

"I’ve learned that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as the writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and I’ve confirmed it with Marvel and Gunn’s camp."

Though Gunn disappeared from Twitter last July, after tweeting out a series of statements regarding his dismissal from the project, he just posted his first tweet in nine months to confirm his return:

[h/t: Deadline]

Game of Thrones's Episode 3 Teaser May Contain a Hidden Message from Daenerys to Jon

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Season 8, episode 2 of Game of Thrones, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," had its fair share of moments that could have given away hints for episodes to come, like in the writers' decision to include "Jenny's Song," or in Jon Snow telling Daenerys Targaryen that they're related.

One fan theory about the fate of Westeros, however, comes from the previews for next week's episode. Posted by Reddit user IgnorantSportsFan, the theory centers around one pivotal line uttered during a conversation between Daenerys and Jon: "The dead are already here."

"That line happens between Dany and Jon, and felt super significant—but we already see the army of the dead, felt it was too obvious to be their reaction to them," the theory begins."Then it clicked: The crypt is full of dead people. All episode they keep repeating and emphasizing how safe it was in the crypt, but its GOT and we cannot have nice things. So is it possible we have old Starks rising from the crypts? Or is that too far fetched?"

The theory certainly adds up, emphasized by the reminder that there were clips included of Arya Stark fighting in the crypts.

Could the dead be rising in the crypts of Winterfell as the White Walkers rapidly approach? We'll find out soon.

What the Song From Last Night's Game of Thrones Could Mean

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Last night's episode of the final season of Game of Thrones, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," had a lot going on—from Brienne of Tarth becoming a knight to Arya and Gendry getting it on. However, one moment that stuck out for many fans was the song Pod sang as he, Brienne, Davos, Jaime, Tormund, and Tyrion sat around the fire. "Jenny's Song," may have been more than just a pretty tune: According to Vox, it may have foreshadowed the end of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

The song comes from George R. R. Martin's books (though the show added some lyrics), and according to the theory, the lyrics are meaningful:

High in the halls of the kings who are gone
Jenny would dance with her ghosts.
The ones she had lost and the ones she had found.
And the ones who had loved her the most.
The ones who’d been gone for so very long
She couldn’t remember their names
They spun her around on the damp, cold stone
Spun away her sorrow and pain
And she never wanted to leave.

The song is about a woman, Jenny of Oldstones, and Duncan Targaryen, a prince who gave up the Iron Throne for love—and later died in a fire at a Targaryen castle called Summerhall. According to Vox, the song could parallel what might happen between Jon and Dany: One of them may give up their claim to the throne for love—but even then, there might not be a happy ending in store. (And based on Dany's reaction to finding out that Jon is her nephew—and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne—a happy ending does not seem likely.)

Most things that happen on Game of Thrones have meaning, so we'll be waiting to see if the song plays a significant role in the rest of the season.

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