Some of Marvel’s Biggest Names Appear to Have Gotten a Memo to Publicly Defend Director James Gunn

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Days after he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for a series of “appalling” tweets in which he joked about “rape and pedophilia,” some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest names have taken to Twitter to defend their former coworker James Gunn.


In a statement released late last week, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn wrote:

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

Since then, Gunn has released an apology of sorts on Twitter (a thread, of course), and talent like Zoe Saldana, Selma Blair, David Bautista, and Chris Pratt have come to his defense, suggesting he has matured since tweeting the bad tweets.


I’m honestly less interested in their defense of Gunn than I am in the fact that it appears to be a coordinated move—one that could ultimately lead to Gunn getting his old job back.



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