Fans of the Marvel franchise have put up a billboard demanding that Disney bring back James Gunn.
Director and screenwriter James Gunn was fired by Disney earlier this year following the emergence of some unsavory Tweets that were dug up from his past. Since his firing, many people have spoken out in the director’s defense. Cast member Dave Bautista has been particularly vocal and even threatened to leave if Gunn’s script wasn’t used.
Fans of the franchise have decided to get even more proactive and have crowdfunded to get a “Rehire James Gunn” billboard put up outside of Disneyland, California. They managed to raise $4,850 last month to pay for the billboard and are now trying to get another one put up.
On their funding page, the fans wrote that the purpose of the campaign was to “raise money for Rehire James Gunn billboards outside Orlando and Anaheim Disney Parks” with the goal of putting up “one billboard near each park for at least one month, preferably during the holidays to maximize exposure.”
They added: “Should we fail to raise enough money for at least one billboard for one month, all money will be refunded to contributors…Please contact us if you are willing/able to help. Every little bit helps! Thank you to all of our Guardians of the Galaxy family!”
If you’re a #Marvel fan, especially #Guardians, #RehireJamesGunn Fam has a #Halloween treat for you. A billboard is now up in Anaheim to tell @RobertIger & @Kevfeige to do the right thing – bring James Gunn back to the #GuardiansFamily. Will you please share & tell them the same? pic.twitter.com/19Of9V5pnq
— Kate (@writeriowa) October 30, 2018