for "offensive attitudes and statements" he made on Twitter between 2009 and 2012.
Gunn tweeted a five-part apology on July 19, and a statement was given to ABC News on July 20 in which the director took responsibility for his actions and said he understood the business decision made by Disney.
Since news broke of the dismissal, at least 50 different petitions have been started on change.org, with the vast majority urging the Disney-Marvel machine to get Gunn back on board for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Others are petitioning for Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to take the reins.
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians franchise, tweeted his support for Gunn on Saturday, stating he's "NOT ok" with what's happening to him.
The third installment in Marvel's intergalactic superhero franchise was set to be released in 2020, but Disney and Marvel have not yet made an announcement as to who will replace Gunn as director.