Pratt And Co Come To Gunn’s Defense
♦ Disney has suspended director James Gunn for some comments he made a decade ago on Twitter and now the cast members have stuck up a letter on Twitter to defend him…
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said the tweets from Gunn were “indefensible” and “inconsistent with our studio’s values”.
Gunn wrote and directed both of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films. The third film is due out sometime in 2020. The first instalment was one of Marvel’s biggest-grossing films, making $770m (£540m) at the worldwide box office. Gunn has also worked on the hugely successful Avengers franchise.
The filmmaker issued a statement earlier this month about the scandal.
“I have apologised for humour of mine that hurt people,” he said. “I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies.”
350,000 people so have signed a Change.org petition for Disney to rehire him.