Hollywood director James Gunn has been associated with Marvel Studios' hit films Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel. He has been making headlines for the past few months because of his old tweets that surfaced on the internet once again. Soon after his tweets about 'pedophilia' and 'rape' went viral, Marvel and Disney Studios (which has now taken over the project) fired Gunn from the third installment of the hit superhero franchise.
Dave Bautista, former WWF wrestler and one of the lead actors of the film, recently made an appearance on the chat show, The Jonathan Ross Show, where he spoke about the new developments happening in the upcoming film and said, "I'm not really happy with what they've done with James Gunn. I don't want to go too much into it, I don't want to make it a political conversation. They are putting the movie off, it's on hold indefinitely..."
"I have an issue, I have a moral and a political issue with what they've done. I have been very vocal about the way I feel and I'm not afraid to admit the way I feel. That's the way I feel," he further added. The entire cast and crew of the film have been supportive of their director. Bautista was amongst the first people to openly speak for Gunn's reinstatement. He even credits the director for "changing his life entirely."
After the studios announced Gunn's dismissal from Guardians of Galaxy 3, its actors like Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diseal, Sean Gunn signed an open letter requesting Marvel and Disney Studios to rehire Gunn. In the letter, they mentioned, "We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather to share our experience having spent many years together making Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2." Extending their support, they added, "Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James Gunn again. His story isn't over yet - not by a long shot."