This had the effect of a bomb in the film industry : Disney has sent James Gunn, the director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy, due to a series of jokes tweeted between 2008 and 2011. Despite the apology from the filmmaker, the studio big-eared will of its services for the realization of the Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3. A decision is misunderstood by a large number of celebrities who support James Gunn.
A petition to re-hire James Gun
The Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 had his screenplay, the casting was about to begin, and the same for the filming next year. Unfortunately, they are all orphans due to the return of James Gunn by Disney. The director has been obliged to publicly apologize in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
My words, shared there for nearly ten years, was at the time an attempt – which has totally failed to show me provocative. I regret it ever since. Not just because they were stupid, not funny, and ultimately not as challenging as what I was hoping for, but also because they do not reflect all the person that I became. No matter the time that has passed, I understand and I accept the decisions made today by the business. Even all these years later, I take all my responsibility for my behavior. All I can do now, is offer my regrets and sympathy and to be the best human being possible : show me understanding, I fight for equality and think more before posting a message publicly. For all those who cite me in the industry and outside, I reiterate my sincerest apologies.
Despite his apology, Disney stands on his positions, James Gun is no longer a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which shocks the fans of this franchise, but also some stars who defend the director. Dave Bautista who plays Drax in The Guardians of the Galaxy is the first to have reacted and he is very angry at the studio.
I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018
I won’t say more for the moment, but know that James Gunn is one of the most loving, the most caring and kind that I was able to meet. It is soft, smooth and has a deep respect for the men and the animals. He has made mistakes. It was all done. What happens to him didn’t suit me, absolutely not.
Chris Pratt and the other members of the distribution preferred to focus on the messages of love sent to the family of Guardians of the Galaxy, while Michael Rooker, aka Yondu, has decided to leave Twitter before “all this crap”.
“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.”
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) July 22, 2018
Know this, my beloved brethren. Thus, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
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
It has been a weekend very complicated, I’m not going to lie. I pause a bit to take everything into account before speaking openly. I just want everyone to know that I love ALL my family members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And that I will love them always.
Just to clarify, I’ll speak more on this later purpose just wanted to make sure that was out there. Love to you all.
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) July 23, 2018
I’ll talk about that later, but I wanted to make that clear. I love you all.
Even Fede Alvarez, the showrunner of Rick and Morty does not understand this radical decision, which is likely to be controversial for a moment on the side of Hollywood.
Can’t believe what Disney is doing to @JamesGunn This nonsense culture of zero tolerance has to stop.
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) July 21, 2018
I can’t believe what Disney did to James Gunn. This culture absurd zero tolerance has to stop.
And this is not Lloyd Kaufman who will say the opposite. The founder of Troma has taken advantage of the Comic-Con to express themselves and to suggest to Disney to sweep in front of their door before turning to people like James Gunn.
James Gunn is the nicest person, the most generous, talented and human, with which I was able to work in a career spanning 50 years. If Disney wants to turn something else, they should start by doing their own films, these productions sexist and racist, which have influenced an entire generation of americans. Why are we so racist and sexist ? This could well have a relationship with Disney movies. Then you should perhaps you turn yourself.
The family of James Gunn the also supports. Sean Gunn has participated of dozens of messages on his Twitter account to defend his brother. Finally, Selma Blair, an actress supported by James Gunn following the harassment of the filmmaker James Toback, has shared on his Twitter with a petition to re-engage him. The fans are tremendously mobilized since there are more than 200 000 signatures.
Marvel : re-engage James Gunn because if people are punished despite the change, this will teach those who make mistakes and evolve ? This man is a part of the gentiles.
Here is the link to the petition. For the time being, Disney has no intention of changing your mind. The Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3 which will be released in 2020 can be found at this moment in time without a director.
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