The first two 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movies grossed over $1.6 billion for Disney, but the recent firing of the director James Gunn leaves the blockbuster franchise in need of a new plan to save itself, and comes shortly after another huge box office driver, Star Wars, experienced its first bomb.
The 'Crazy Rich Asians' star, who appeared in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' has criticised Disney's decision to sack the director.
When your average Hollywood star sits down to their breakfast granola, opens The New York Times, and finds one of their colleagues has been exposed, shamed and duly fired, the response has been one of silence and deference. All that changed in July with Disney’s exile of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who was abruptly fired after the discovery of dumb, tasteless and provocative jokes tweeted years earlier. In a jointly undersigned open letter, Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Bradley Cooper et al started by offering their “full support” for Gunn and expressing a hope that he be reinstated, before going off on a quite stunning tirade against “weaponised mob mentality” and a lack of “due process in the court of public opinion”.
Bad news for Drax fans: Dave Bautista might not be coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show , Bautista remained open and honest about his feelings on Disney and how they fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after controversial tweets surfaced. He continues to defend the director and when the British talk show host asked about the future of his involvement in the franchise, specifically the third installment he…
Production for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” has been put on a temporary hold, with Marvel and Disney dismissing the handful of crew members who had assembled in Los Angeles for pre-production. Those crew members, numbering less than 20, have been told that they are free to look for other work, a source told Variety […]
James Gunn has many supporters, but none have been as vocal as Dave Bautista. The WWE wrestler-turned-movie actor has once again criticised Disney’s choice to remove Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, ‘thanking’ the company in a Tweet while sharing an article castigating their decision. “Thanks Disney!! Making America Great Again,” Bautista wrote alongside an article titled ‘Disney Not Rehiring James Gunn is a Big Mistake for Marvel (And Beyond)’.
After a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the project, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the next installment. The decision came following a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn. […]
The actor gave his first on-camera interview about Gunn's firing to the Associated Press.
Dave Bautista has slammed Disney over the sacking of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, saying that he's 'nauseated' that he will have to appear in the next movie.
Despite a cast letter asking for James Gunn to be reinstated as the director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” Walt Disney Studios is currently not planning on rehiring the filmmaker who it recently fired after a series of offensive tweets surfaced, according to multiple people familiar with the studio’s current thinking.
The Guardians clearly want to see Gunn reinstated, but how likely is it that Disney will acquiesce to their request?
The Guardians of the Galaxy cast have openly called for director James Gunn to be reinstated for the third film. Stars of the successful film franchise Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana had previously appeared to speak out about the dismissal but have now put their names on a letter to bosses calling for Gunn to be reinstated. The letter, posted on Pratt’s Instagram, read: “We fully support James Gunn.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and the rest of the cast release a statement supporting their director James Gunn and slamming the decision to let him go.
Plans for a reboot of Starsky and Hutch on Amazon from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn have been axed, it has emerged. The director was in line to bring the 70s cops, originally played by David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, back to TV for the streaming studio, in an announcement made last summer. It follows Disney’s decision to axe the director from the Guardians of the Galaxy series, after details of offensive tweets posted some years ago came to the fore thanks to a far-right activist.
Roseanne Barr has called a double standard on supporters of director James Gunn, who was fired from directing the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise over offensive tweets.
Actor and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait has asked Disney to remove his voice from a forthcoming park attraction over its sacking of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Over 150,000 people - so far - have signed a petition to Disney demanding the reinstatement of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Continuing to reverberate: the stunning take-down of director James Gunn by conservative journalists who bared years-old disgusting tweets that got Gunn ostracized from Disney’s Marvel Comics Universe. His banishment from returning for a third Guardians of the Galaxy film prompted this response from Dave Bautista, the former wrestler and mixed martial artist who began his ascension as an actor in that film series. Said Bautista on his own Twitter thread: “I will have more…
Disney has fired Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn after a number of offensive social media posts were unearthed. The 51-year-old is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and the current administration. Before his firing, Gunn took to Twitter to apologise for causing offence: “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo.