Hellboy star Selma Blair has spoken out against Disney’s firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, referring to him as “one of the good ones”.
Fans around the world were given some shocking news recently when Disney fired diretor James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn was fired after offensive jokes, which Gunn had already openly discussed years before, resurfaced by a twitter user trying to get the director off of the franchise for personal reasons. Many celebrities and fans around the world, including Dave Bautista, have spoken out against Disney’s swift, careless decision to remove Gunn from the franchise.
Another celebrity and friend to Gunn has come out in favor of the director, Hellboy star Selma Blair, who believes that he has grown as a human over the near-decade that has followed the tweets. Check out the tweet from Selma Blair below, in which she urges fans to sign the petition to get Gunn re-attached to the Marvel franchise:
Marvel: RE-HIRE JAMES GUNN – Sign the Petition! https://t.co/JeVbFZkQLL via @Change. Because if people are punished despite changing, then what does that teach people about owning mistakes and evolving? This man is one of the good ones.
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) July 22, 2018
The tweets by Gunn have introduced a huge discussion online pertaining to human’s ability to grow over time and that if we don’t allow ourselves to evolve, we’re not approaching the issues correctly. That being said, some fans were offended by the tweets and are uncomfortable with him helming a children’s superhero franchise. The firing arrived just as Gunn was about to deliver some news at Sony’s Comic-Con panel, before it was revealed that he would no longer be appearing.
Do you have any interest in a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 not helmed by Gunn? What are your thoughts on the situation? Let us know in the comments below!
10 Marvel & DC Villains Who Can Take Down Thanos
Thanos may have just taken down some of Marvel’s finest superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War, but he’s not the deadliest villain in comics. Both DC and Marvel are full of characters who are more powerful than the Mad Titan.
Admittedly, whenever Thanos is in possession of all six infinity stones he is the most powerful being in the universe, but anyone can harness that power if they successfully gather all the necessary components. If anything, Thanos is just incredibly patient and willing to wait to achieve his goals, a trait not many supervillains in DC or Marvel have. With the gauntlet, Thanos is essentially an immortal God who can snap his fingers and turn entire worlds to dust, but without it he’s just another villain who wants to rule the universe. He’s clearly a strong and terrifying guy, but if he were to face any of these villains without his Gauntlet, Thanos would be in big trouble.
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