Who knew James Gunn used to be a Twitter edgelord?

James Gunn, director of fine movies such as SlitherGuardians of the Galaxy, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 used to be a Twitter edgelord. The problem is when he stopped being a Twitter edgelord and decided to be a respectable movie director, he failed to go on Twitter and delete is edgy tweets.

I don’t understand why Gunn didn’t hire a social media person to manage his online content. He’s now a famous movie director connected to Marvel Studios which is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Why didn’t he have someone scrub this old Twitter stuff a long time ago?

He should have deleted all his old tweets as soon as he signed on to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s what a normal human would have done.

It couldn’t have come at a worse time for James Gunn. The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is taking place and he was scheduled to appear. I’m sure that’s not going to happen now. The SDCC is like the Daytona 500 for nerds. The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is the NFL’s FIFA World Cup. So obviously, right now is a terrible time for something like this to emerge.

It will be interesting to see if Marvel Studios fires him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As terrible and unoriginal as his edgelord tweets were, his movies are very good.

Update

Marvel Studios has fired James Gunn.

San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Admiral Motti bust

Gentle Giant Ltd. had a number of exclusive items for sale at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, a mega comic book pop-culture event wrapping things up later today. Of all the exclusives being offered, my favorite is the Admiral Motti bust. Darth Vader choked the Imperial Naval officer with The Force until Grand Moff Tarkin made him stop. It’s from the first Star Wars movie, not the forth in the series, but the actual first one that started it all.

It’s stuff like this bust that makes me want to someday go to the San Diego Comic-Con.

I checked out eBay and one person has it listed for a Buy it Now of $174.99, but it comes with free shipping. How nice of them. Other people are selling them for less money, but not by much. Evidently they only produced 1,200 of them and they come with an autograph of the actor that played Admiral Motti.

I don’t know what Gentle Giant was charging for the busts.