Sean Gunn 'Guardians' Letter Speaks for Itself Won't Speculate on a Rehire

7/31/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Sean Gunn Won't Speculate on Disney Rehiring James After 'Guardians' Open Letter

EXCLUSIVE

James Gunn's future in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise is now in the hands of Disney -- a future his own brother won't try to predict after the cast's public cry of support.

We got Sean Gunn at LAX Monday just hours after he and the rest of the 'Guardians' actors penned an open letter going to bat for their fired director after he was canned over a week ago for old tweets that made light of rape and pedophilia.  

The actor doesn't have much more to add beyond what the letter says clear as day -- that the 'Guardians' "fully support" James -- but he does elaborate on what he thinks is happening to his big bro ... a full-on character assassination that he chalks up to mere lies.

He says he wants to know what fans think for themselves ... and hopes people will listen more now before they attack. As to whether Disney might reverse course ... Sean stays tight-lipped.