Guardians of the Galaxy cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, and Michael Rooker have released a joint statement in support of writer-director James Gunn after he was fired from the third film earlier this month.

Gunn, who directed the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, was let go by Disney when offensive tweets of his surfaced from several years ago.

Since then, there has been a vocal group of people calling for Disney, the company that owns Marvel and fired Gunn, to rehire him.

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— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) 30 July 2018

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