Dave Bautista isn't the only one against Disney's decision to fire James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy. Glenn Close, the actress who played the Nova Prime in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie has just recently joined those dissenting against James Gunn's firing, saying that she openly disagrees with the Mickey Mouse House's decision.
Gunn was fired back in July because of a set of over-a-decade old insensitive and offensive tweets that resurfaced thanks to a smear campaign by an alt-right netizen, and while some believed that Disney was in the right, many others rallied in support of the director. Not only had Gunn apologized for those tweets years before the smear campaign, but he'd also changed since the tweets had been made.
Now, speaking in an interview with Empire Magazine (via CBM), Close talks about how she disagrees with Disney, defending Gunn and calling him a flawed human being who's changed over the years.
"It's hard to think of it without him. It's sad. And it brings up, I think, some very tricky issues around this movement. I bring it up with every woman I talk to because I want to know what people feel, you know? Is that truly what we should be doing? Especially, in this case, somebody [alt-right blogger Mike Cernovich] who's known to ruin people for something that they wrote in a totally different context, what, ten, 12 years ago? What are we going to do, go back to our pasts and make sure that everything we said was politically correct? Who can live like that? I just feel that there's something wrong about that."
According to Close, while Gunn is a "flawed human being" who was a "you know, cocky a*****e back then," he's also very much an artist and that it's a waste that Disney would decide to cut him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
While of course Close does make a valid point, it doesn't seem like Disney is going to change its mind anytime soon.
Marvel's next project, Captain Marvel, hits cinemas March 08, 2019.