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The Guardians of the Galaxy Cast Share Open Letter to get James Gunn Reinstated

The filmmaker recently came under fire after old controversial tweets by him were found by conservative personalities who then spread the jokes about pedophilia and rape across the internet.

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Disney decided to fire James Gunn following these tweets but have since faced heavy criticism from fans and other actors worldwide.

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement.

Gunn tweeted a thread of responses to Disney’s decision and his old tweets:

Fans around the globe have waited to see what the GOTG cast had to say about Disney’s decision. A few have tweeted their support in a couple of tweets but now, they have written an official letter together in support of their friend and director.

“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.” Pratt’s caption read underneath the letter.

The cast referenced a Change.org petition which asks for Gunn to be reinstated and so far it has reached nearly 340,000 signatures.

Although, there was no official release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the film had been getting ready to start shooting in Atlanta later this year. Gunn had been working on a script for the third film in GOTG franchise and he has previously mentioned that it would be released in 2020. Both previous films have been huge hits but Vol. 3‘s future looks very unsteady right now.

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Written by Laura

24, Marvel nerd, wine lover