‘Guardians’ Support Gunn
THE CAST OF “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” issued a statement of support for director James Gunn on July 30 — a little more than a week after Disney fired him from the upcoming third installment of the series — asking that the studio rehire him.
“We fully support James Gunn,” the cast wrote in a statement posted to the social media accounts of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and other cast members. “We were all shocked by his abrupt firing last week and have intentionally waited these ten days to respond in order to think, pray, listen, and discuss.”
The statement is signed by Pratt, Saldana, Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan. Disney fired Gunn after the unearthing of a series of offensive tweets from years ago, for which he has apologized. • For the full story, head to Variety.com.