The stars of “Guardians of the Galaxy” continue to show public support for James Gunn after his firing. Now, they’re making their position clear with an open letter posted on social media and signed by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff and more.
In the statement, the stars say they’re shocked by Gunn’s “abrupt firing.” They also say that Gunn is probably not the last “good person to be put on trial,” in the court of public opinion that it, urging people to stop “weaponizing mob mentality.” Chris Pratt posted the statement on his Instagram, saying that he would “love” to see Gunn rehired as director of the film.
While the stars don’t defend Gunn’s distasteful jokes, they make sure they show their love and gratitude for the director. “Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James again in the future. His story isn’t over — not by a long shot,” the statement reads.