James Gunn fans have crowdfunded a billboard to show their support for the director who was fired by Disney off of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy franchise this past summer.
Gunn fans launched a GoFundMe campaign and raised almost $5,000 for the billboard which reads: “Save the Galaxy: James Gunn for Vol. 3,” and points to RehireJamesGunn.com. The website provides links to both the billboards GoFundMe and the Change.Org petition fans have launched to have Gunn reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. The billboard appeared on Monday in Garden Grove, California and is positioned nearly four miles from the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim.
Giuseppe Cincinnato, one of the fans behind the billboards launch, explained to The Hollywood Reporter that the purpose of the billboard is to show Disney the campaign to support Gunn is “not just all online outrage.”:
“We really love Gunn as both a creator and the man we’ve seen him mature into. Even if this wasn’t going to cause Disney to see their mistake, we could at least show James Gunn how much support he has in his corner of the galaxy.”
A group of fans who organized online soon after Disney fired James Gunn as director of #GuardiansoftheGalaxy3 created a website, https://t.co/jhfxrOLu0t, and paid a company $4,000 to run the digital billboard, which will be up through Nov. 25 https://t.co/yIn0kZWBzx
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 30, 2018
Gunn was pulled off of writing and directing Marvel’s third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after a series controversial tweets that the director sent out as far back as 2009 surfaced in July. The director has since moved on from Marvel and is now developed the script for DC Films’ Suicide Squad sequel with an eye to direct over at Warner Bros. Pictures. As for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, the film was originally scheduled to begin production in early 2019 but has since been put on hold.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 situation as we learn it.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Unite The DC Heroes & The Doom Patrol
DC Universe has unveiled new photos from the upcoming episode of Titans featuring the Doom Patrol.
The next episode of Titans will introduce the Doom Patrol to the DC Universe world and new photos from the hour offer fans another look at the team. Included in the photo set are Cliff Steele aka Robotman, Larry Trainor aka Negative Man and Rita Farr aka Elastiwoman.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
You can read the official synopsis for the episode below!
Now aware of Rachel's power, Dick and Kory unite to find her. Escaped from the convent that sought to imprison her, Rachel puts her trust in Gar who reveals his own transformative powers. Seeking refuge, Gar brings Rachel home to his "family" – a group of misfit medical experiments we will come to know as The Doom Patrol (including Cliff Steele aka Robotman, Larry Trainor aka Negative Man and Rita Farr aka Elastiwoman) – in hopes of helping the girl. But what starts as a place of comfort for Rachel, soon turns dark under the scientific curiosity of The Doom Patrol's leader Dr. Niles Caulder, whose experiment into Rachel's powers threatens to set free a darkness, and reveal a new level of evil waiting to escape.
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on the DC Universe.