James Gunn destroys Marvel fan complaining about racial change to Guardians of the Galaxy villain
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Director James Gunn has - quite rightly - destroyed a Marvel fan who thought that a Guardians of the Galaxy villain was cast 'because of his race'.
The talented filmmaker took offence to a troll who questioned the casting of one of the film's new stars.
Gunn, 56, is returning to direct the third and final instalment of the Guardians franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) will rally his troops one last time to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.
Ahead of the film's release in May, Gunn uploaded an Instagram pic of British actor Chukwudi Iwuji, who is set to play Rocket’s creator.
Iwuji, 47, is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company and has worked in theatre for most of his career.
"Can’t wait for you all to meet this guy. @chukwudi_iwuji #GotGVol3 #highevolutionary," the filmmaker captioned his post.
However, one troll decided to comment: “Damnit… another white guy they made into a black guy.
“Why couldn’t they just leave him white or i dont know…pick a different minority?
“How about Asian or gasp! A Latino? (how many Latinos and Asians in MCU? Like total of 5??)
“Or make him an Indian or something… because they don’t and won’t, that makes them ‘woke’.
“Next time, a major character (hero/villain)will be a trans or homosexual or non-binary (when in comics they are not).
“Sad and pathetic. They’re picking based on race and whats PC and not on acting and what’s established.”
Gunn hit back in the best way possible, writing: “I chose the best actor, period, and the best person for the role. I don’t give a s**t what ethnicity Chukwudi Iwuji is, so stop with your racist presumptions on WHY he was chosen. (And, by the way, he’s playing a guy who’s almost always purple in the color.)”
Bringing attention back to on-screen matters, the long-awaited DC Studios reboot has finally been revealed under the leadership of Gunn and Peter Safran.
The duo have dropped some major bombshells about the current DC Universe.
In a mass studio shake-up, Gunn revealed on social media that fans can expect a new era of DC Studios going forward.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will hit cinemas on 5 May.
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