‘We Are Groot!’ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, & The Rest Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy Respond To James Gunn’s Firing!
In case you haven’t heard by now, Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn has been fired from making the final film in the Marvel trilogy.
Long story short, he used to make absolutely DISGUSTING jokes on Twitter, stuff about NAMBLA and rape and whatnot.
This was years before he was hired to make films for Disney, and they were never a secret. (He also has some pretty hardcore scenes in his earlier films like Super and the infamous Troma cult classic Tromeo & Juliet.)
He has been vocal in the past about not being that guy anymore and no longer thinking those jokes were funny.
But a few days ago the vocal Donald Trump hater crossed the wrong conservative (one of the guys who pushed Pizzagate, we shit you not), who went on a deep dive to find archived pics of some of these old tweets.
Disney was quick to fire Gunn, who responded by saying he understood their decision and took responsibility for the earlier behavior even if that wasn’t who he still is.
But not everyone is being as accepting. Over the weekend his GOTG family have all tweeted messages of support, though almost all in subtweet form.