“Guardians of the Galaxy” Stars Break Silence on James Gunn Firing

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

The cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy films has so far been rather quiet regarding the firing of their director.

Walt Disney Pictures announced on Friday that James Gunn had been dismissed after tweets he made a decade ago where he joked about rape, pedophilia, and AIDS were uncovered by right-wing activists.

Stars of the Marvel franchise have now broken their silence.

Lead actor, Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord posted a biblical verse reminding others of the importance of listening:

His co-star, Zoe Saldana, who portrays Gamora, wrote that she will be taking some time to think before she speaks:

Michael Rooker (Yondu) decided to bid Twitter goodbye as a result of the situation, saying: “We’re very tired & upset over the ongoing BULLS–T… neither I nor my rep will use Twitter again. Twitter sucks and I want nothing to do with it. Thank you to all who gave kind words & support. See you on Instagram.”

While Dave Bautista who stars as Drax expressed his support for Gunn and condemned the treatment of him:

A petition to reinstate the filmmaker as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has already amassed over 100,000 signatures.