Chris Pratt recently discussed by the firing of James Gunn and his opinion on the question of whether he should be that he is for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
Chris Pratt says “it is not an easy time,” as he and the rest of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn.
Pratt told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he stands behind the social media posts to say that he hopes Gunn can be restored for the next movie.
“It is not an easy time. We all love James and he is a good friend of ours, but we also really love the play of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It is a complicated situation for everyone. And, you know, we just want to move forward and to do what is right, and the best people that we can,” Pratt told the AP.
Gunn was last month dismissed as director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently came where he joked about topics like pedophilia and rape. He has apologized for the tweets, which were posted from 2008 to 2011.
Pratt spoke to the AP in a bar in Los Angeles after a meeting with the seven disabled athletes who are sponsored to run in the Marathon of New York by Michelob Ultra. The 39-year-old actor, a spokesman for the beer brand, said it was “shocking” to hear of the news of Gunn’s firing during the Comic-Con in San Diego.
“I like to go to Comic-Con, but in the end I can’t do a lot of interviews around that time simply because it is so shocking. All I know is that we have a lot of time, thought and effort into the statement that we released about. And I think we all have a kind of want to make that statement, in essence, what we have to say about it. And we were pretty clear and honest about how we feel,” said Pratt.
Pratt signed an open letter released 10 days after Gunn’s firing, saying that the cast fully supports the director and the character that he showed, both on the set of the first two films, and in the wake of his firing. Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and five other stars from the franchise also signed the letter.
For are fire, Gunn’s Twitter account was heavy on left-leaning politics, and some on the right with whom he’d sparred found and promoted the tweets that led to his fall.
Gunn is the writer and director of “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise from the beginning, taking an obscure Marvel Comics title about a group of misfits and turning in a space opera is embellished with comedy, and retro music that made Pratt a big movie star. By means of two instalments of the franchise has brought in more than $1.5 billion in the worldwide box office.