Taking a talking raccoon and a tree and finding a way to get people to care about such characters was a chore. But James Gunn managed to do that in Guardians of the Galaxy. The comedic space opera had people leaving the theaters singing the tunes from the movie. And to have ended it with the dancing baby Groot was a great move all around, both for marketing and humor. Though part 2 wasn’t as strong it still had people wanting more Guardians and James Gunn was gearing up to bring us that.
Unfortunately he will no longer be attached to the film as Marvel decided to part ways. Mr. Gunn had made an off colored joke a few years ago on Twitter that contained pedophilia and rape. As a result of the tweet somehow resurfacing, the Mouse decided it would be best to move on.
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, tweeted in support of James Gunn saying he was not in support of his dismissal. Gunn’s response was a contrite apology and an understanding of the move that Disney made.
Personally I do think James Gunn should of been held responsible for his comments. But considering they were made (as he stated) almost ten years ago, I do not think this deserved a dismissal. Those comments were made before he was hired by Disney and if his life since those comments reflected that of a person opposite of those comments, then I think an apology could have been made and moved on. Now if he was still showing a life that reflected those past comments then a dismissal would have been in order.
What are your thoughts, do you think James Gunn should have been fired for comments he made years before he was a part of Guardians of the Galaxy?
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