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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cast Members Speak Out On James Gunn’s Firing

The news of James Gunn being fired from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 shook and divided fans. The news came following the discovery of some old but seriously offensive tweets from the director, on subjects like rape and pedophilia. Although Gunn has received a lot of criticism for his actions, members of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and fans have spoken out in his defense. Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana had stayed quiet on the situation, until now.

Actress Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the franchise, took to her Twitter account to share a message about what has been happening. Although she isn’t very specific and doesn’t mention the director’s name, she emphasizes her love for the Guardians of the Galaxy family. You can see the tweet below:

Chris Pratt shared his views in the form of a bible quote. The Star-Lord actor quoted the Epistle of James in the New Testament. You can see the tweet below:

Karen Gillan also shared her views in a couple of tweets. She said:

We can assume that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan will have more to say on the matter eventually, alongside Dave Bautista, who added more to his initial comments:

Gunn’s brother Sean also commented:

These aren’t the only people that have spoken up on the situation so far. Michael Rooker, who played Yondu in the Guardians of the Galaxy films deleted his Twitter because of what happened. Before deleting his account, he said,

“This account will be inactive after today. We’re very tired & upset over the ongoing BULLSHIT… neither I nor my rep will use Twitter again. Twitter sucks and I want nothing to do with it.”

Although it would certainly seem that the director has a lot of support from the Guardians of the Galaxy cast, we are yet to hear from some members of the franchise. Namely Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper and Pom Klementieff. We can only assume that they will share their views in time.

So, what’s next for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Right now it is still unclear. Both Disney and Marvel are yet to comment on the status of the movie and now the project is lacking a director. It is also unknown if the studio still plans to use the script that James Gunn wrote for the movie. Production is scheduled to start early 2019 for release in 2020, but we’ll just have to wait and see about that.

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