It’s been only 10 days since the disgraced firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn from the set of the third film and the outpour of support continues. In what might be the biggest move yet supporting James Gunn, the main cast of Guardians of the Galaxy have put together an open letter, signed by all of them (including Bradley Cooper who is always notably absent from the GOTG press tour) asking for James to be reinstated as director for the third Guardians film.
This might be just the move needed to nudge Disney into doing the unprecedented and bringing James Gunn back into the fold. The letter itself is both immensely respectful of the complex situation and at the same time, thought-provoking. The cast doesn’t shy away from the twisted and unfair reality of the situation but is fully aware of the gravity of Gunn’s previous tweets. In short, it’s the best statement they could’ve put out in support of their fellow Guardian. The Guardian films have always been about redemption from past mistakes. We can only hope this letter leads to some sort of redemption for Gunn down the road.