The controversial firing of James Gunn from helming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hasn’t closed yet. After Dave Bautista showing support for the filmmaker, a group of fans have launched a GoFundMe campaign to have billboards that feature “Hire James Gunn back” outside Disney parks in Anaheim and Orlando.
This was started by a group who started RehireJamesGunn.com after decade-old tweets of the director joking about rape and paedophilia resurfaced on the internet. The campaign was launched on September 20th and has managed to raise $5,000 in an effort to rehire James Gunn for the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
The page has a goal of $12,000 and says that the billboard should be put up for at least a month. The first digital board to appear was four miles outside Disneyland in Anaheim and will stay there until November 25. It was located at 13541 Newhope Street and can be viewed from the eastbound freeway before the exit at Harbour Blvd.
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We don’t know anything about the billboard to appear outside Disneyworld in Florida. Production for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 has been put on hold and Disney is currently looking for another director to helm the project, while Gunn’s script is rumored to be used for the film.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.
Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are now available on Digital, Blu-ray, & DVD.