At the dawn of a new age with democratization of the big giants of industry, another attempt to undo a major decision of studio is taken. Chandler Edwards has started a petition on Change.org, to re-hire James Gunn as the director Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Gunn was fired from the project by Disney after his old objectionable tweets resurfaced dated back to 2008. Gunn has since apologized for them.
The petition has so far received over 305,000 signatures. Selma Blair, Dave Bautista, and the director’s brother, Sean Gunn, have all come out in support of the embattled director, too.
What will you do when the #cybernazis attack you? Who will stand by you? Who will cowardly distance themselves from you? Who will punish you for horrible JOKES in the past instead of defending you for INSPIRING millions? MILLIONS!!! #Redemption #injustice @JamesGunn
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 22, 2018
The younger Gunn went so far as to say his brother is now “a better person” having worked on the film series inspired by the Marvel comic book.
Yet Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, stars of the franchise, were quiet on the matter until this weekend though neither has come out in full support of Gunn. Saldana took to Twitter to say she “loves her GOTG family” but didn’t specifically mention the embroiled Gunn.
It’s been a challenging weekend I’m not gonna lie. I’m pausing myself to take everything in before I speak out of term. I just want everyone to know I love ALL members of my GOTG family. Always will.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) July 22, 2018
Let’s see what happens in the future of both James Gunn and :the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Be sure to check our website for any other updates on this issue.