The controversial resignation of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn generated a stir among fans and actors who worked with him. Actor Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, had already positioned himself in favor of the director. This time he revolted on his twitter account and said he will only do what is required by law.
“I will do what I am legally required to do, but Guardians of the Galaxy without @JamesGunn is not the project I signed up to do. And Guardians of the Galaxy without @JamesGunn is simply not Guardians of the Galaxy. It is also very sickening to work for a studio that made a fascist smear campaign possible. That’s how I feel. “, wrote the actor.
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The director had made old tweets with jokes that talked about rape, pedophilia and other controversial topics.
Gunn spoke up apologizing and claiming that he had changed: “Many people who have followed my career from the beginning know that I saw myself as a provocative person, making films and telling jokes about outrageous topics and taboos. As I’ve spoken openly before, I developed as a person, as well as in my job and in my mood! I am someone quite different. Anyway, this is the truth: I used to make offensive jokes. I don’t do it anymore. I don’t judge my past attitudes, but I have become a better person. “.
In Gunn’s resignation statement, Disney stated: “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’s Twitter are unjustifiable and inconsistent with the studio’s values, so we ended our professional relationship with him.”
Learn more about Guardians of the Galaxy or take a look at our list of adventure movies.
By Milena Costa