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It's been more than a week since Disney ultimately opted to let Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn go after old tweets he published resurfaced. In the time since, a lot of people who have spent ample time with Gunn in Hollywood have come to the director's defense. One of those people was Selma Blair, who came to Gunn's defense once before ultimately opting to shed her Twitter account completely. In her final tweet the actress said:
So long. You can find me on Instagram. #Istandwithjamesgunn
James Gunn has been a consistent topic of conversation ever since old tweets were unearthed of Gunn's featuring both rape and pedophilia jokes from years before. At the time the tweets were a hot topic, Disney severed its relationship with the director and James Gunn even came out to explain that he understood the decision. He also explained to fans that he used to be a little more aggressive with shock comedy, but that his recent career path -- and some therapy -- had helped him to become a different person in recent years.
James Gunn handled his firing about as well as he possibly could given the circumstances and a lot of people who have worked with the director have come out in his defense. Particularly, Dave Bautista has been vocal with his thoughts following Gunn's removal from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Nothing more has been said about the upcoming movie in the time since, and a new director has not been hired by Disney yet. Following the unearthing of Gunn's former tweets, a slew of other people in Hollywood have also deleted social media. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director deleted 20,000 tweets and Nightwing's Chris McKay also got rid of his Twitter account. Selma Blair just joined that party, although as she mentions, her Instagram is still intact.
Previously, Selma Blair had this to say about James Gunn:
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.
At this point, one would assume Disney would be unlikely to renege on its firing decision, which means the real concern is whether or not Disney will even make a third Guardians movie. James Gunn had already completed the script before his firing and the movie is scheduled to be released in 2020, but a lot is still up in the air at this point. We'll be see to keep you updated as the status of the third movie in the series changes. In the meantime, the Guardians of the Galaxy -- or what's left of them -- are expected to appear in the upcoming Avengers 4, set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.