James Gunn was earlier fired by Disney for his offensive jokes on twitter and would not be returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Disney terminated Gunn contract after a series of tweet came to light. The contents of said tweets included tasteless jokes about pedophilia and rape, amongst other things. His abrupt firing has led to a fan uproar online as well as the formation of a petition, but neither has prompted a response from Disney or Marvel Studios.
After nearly ten days of silence, the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 have shared an open letter in response to Disney’s controversial firing of their friend and former director James Gunn.
The statement was signed by the entire cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, including Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), and Michael Rooker (Yondu).
Pratt, in his Instagram post, also added that he hopes Gunn will ultimately be reinstated, “Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the following statement- signed by our entire cast.”