An exceptional case of unity in the background of scandals in Hollywood.
The stars of the superhero franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy” publishedin their social networks an open letter in support of director James Gunn, with whom Disney ceased cooperation because of the old tweets.
Actor Chris Pratt separately noted that he considers Gann “a good person”, although he does not support his old “inappropriate” jokes from Twitter. He personally, like the entire cast of “Sentinels”, called for the director to return to the post of director of the third part of the franchise .
A letter addressed to “fans and friends” was signed by Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Batista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rockets voice), Vin Diesel (Grut’s voice), Pom Clementeffe (Mantis), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin) – James Gunn’s younger brother.
In the letter, the actors noted that they “fully support” Gunn, were “shocked” by his dismissal and spent the last 10 days for discussing the situation. The “Guardians” also referred to the petition of the fans, which collected more than 330 thousand signatures, and recognized that participation in the franchise films became an honor for each of them.
We are not here to defend Gunn’s jokes, expressed many years ago, but in order to share our experience – for many years, spent together on the set of “Galaxy’s Remains” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Part 2″.
The way Gunn showed himself during the dismissal, coincides with his daily behavior on the set. We believe that his apologies – both current and brought many years ago – go from the heart. Hearts, which we know, to whom we believe and which we love.
Taking each of us into the story of the scum, finding redemption, he forever changed our lives. We believe that the theme of redemption is as important as ever.
The appeal says that each of the actors would like to work with the director again in the future. Participants in the casting of the “Guardians” noted that the history of Gunn “continues”.
Probably James is not the last good man whose actions are brought to condemn the public. As the country is increasingly divided on political grounds, this situation can still happen again, but we hope that Americans, contrary to political views, can stop the undermining of reputation and stop using herd instinct as a weapon.
We hope that what is happening will become an example and help to realize the enormous responsibility that lies with all of us in the digital age; society will learn a lesson and think twice about speaking. And, perhaps, over time, we will learn to help each other, not hurt. Thank you for your time.
July 20, Walt Disney Studios fired James Gunn from the post of director of the third part of the film “The Guardians of the Galaxy”, which is due out in 2020. The reason was the jokes of the director about the deadly diseases, rape and pedophilia, discovered by political activists. Tweets date from 2008-2011, when Gunn has not yet started working with Disney.
Gunn became the director of the first two parts of the “Guardians”, which are part of the movie Marvel (owned by Disney). In total, both films have collected more than $ 1.6 billion and have become one of the most successful paintings during the time of the existence of the fictional universe of comic books.