The Guardians of the Galaxy are calling on Disney to reinstate James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, and Michael Rooker have all signed a statement saying they “fully support James Gunn,” one week after the filmmaker was fired after controversial, decade-old tweets resurfaced in which Gunn made jokes about rape and pedophilia.

“We fully support James Gunn. We were all shocked by his abrupt firing last week and have intentionally waited these ten days to respond in order to think, prey, listen, and discuss,” the letter began. “In that time we have been courage by the outpouring of support from fans and members of the media who wish to see James reinstated as director of Volume 3 as well as discouraged by those who so easily duped into believing the many outlandish conspiracy theories around him.”

The full statement can be found on Chris Pratt’s personal Instagram account:


Source: The Hollywood Reporter