“Guardians of the Galaxy” Cast Wants James Gunn Reinstated

James Gunn. Photo by Vianney Le Caer/REX/Shutterstock (8628323h)

The Guardians are protecting their director.

Ever since James Gunn was fired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy, the 51-year-old has received support from various figures in Hollywood. Amongst those are the very cast members he was supposed to be directing for a third time.

Walt Disney Studios announced a week ago that it could no longer allow Gunn to continue with the franchise after tweets he made a decade ago resurfaced.

A letter has now begun to circulate on social media in which the Guardians of the Galaxy cast call for the filmmaker to be reinstated.

Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, and the director’s brother Sean Gunn all signed their names to the statement, declaring that they were “discouraged by those so easily duped into believing the many outlandish conspiracy theories surrounding him.”

All 9 also said they were looking forward to Gunn in the future.