Even though Disney has made it very clear that they have no intention of rehiring director James Gunn, Marvel fans refused to give up and will continue to fight for the director’s sake.
Fans of James Gunn and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have created a website and paid a company $4,000 to run a digital billboard near Disneyland in Garden Grove, California.
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How cool is this?! The #GuardiansFamily raised money and worked hard to put up this billboard to get @disney and @marvelstudios to do the right thing and #RehireJamesGunn. I gave some money, but there was a core team who did all of the work. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen! @jamesgunn we love you!
The billboard which reads “Save the Galaxy: James Gunn for Vol. 3,” will burn bright into the night from now until 25th November 2018, allowing Disneyland tourists see it in full view. The billboard also feature the group’s website, RehireJamesGunn.com.
The money for the billboard was raised on a GoFundMe page, which aimed to take in $12,000 to pay for billboards near multiple Disney parks. The campaign currently sitting around $4,800.
Giuseppe Cincinnato, a 29-year-old Ohio chef and one of the minds behind the billboard, told The Hollywood Reporter, “We really love Gunn as both a creator and the man we’ve seen him mature into.”
Super proud of the Rehire James Gunn crew for this billboard. It's not about a movie. It's about what's right and I'm glad there are people who can still tell the difference.#RehireJamesGunn#disneylovesnazis
— Unbelievably Rational ™ #RehireJamesGunn (@askmemyopinion) October 30, 2018
“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,” he added.
Gunn was fired by Disney after getting in trouble for old Tweets that “joked”sensitive issues ranging from pedophilia to rape and the holocaust.
Gunn’s removal from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3” has caused the entire cast gathered to sign a petition letter asking that the studio rehire the director.
There is also a Change.org petition which has gained more than 400,000 signatures, but Disney stood behind its decision to fire Gunn.
“The James Gunn decision was brought to me as a unanimous decision of a variety of executives at the studio and I supported it. I haven’t second-guessed their decision,” Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger recently told THR.
Meanwhile, Gunn has moved on to another huge project where he will be penning and possibly directing “Suicide Squad 2”.
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