All is not well: Guardians 3 star Chris Pratt admits "it's not an easy time" after James Gunn firing

Joining the voices on social media is another Guardians star - Dave Bautista aka Drax - who has been more than open about his feeling for the studio ever since Gunn's firing. 


                            All is not well: Guardians 3 star Chris Pratt admits "it's not an easy time" after James Gunn firing

Amidst fans outcry and outpouring of support from the cast and crew of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise to reinstate director James Gunn, Disney is showing little to no signs of changing their decision. In these circumstances - with part 3 of the Guardians series in the pipeline - it's only natural that the lead stars of the franchise are worrying about the future of the Marvel series. 

Addressing the upheaval surrounding the Guardians franchise, it's upcoming installment - slated for a 2020 release - and the aftermath of Gunn's firing by Disney, lead star Chris Pratt recently spoke to AP, admitting that it's not at all an easy time for him and his co-stars. 

“It’s not an easy time," said Pratt, who is supposed to reprise his role as Peter Quill/Star Lord when the Guardians returns for a third outing.  "We all love James and he’s a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a complicated situation for everybody. And you know, we just want to move forward and do what’s right and be the best people we can be.”



As shocking as it gets, the decision to sever ties with the filmmaker was taken by the mouse house studio after some of Gunn's old tweets - where he jokingly mentions rape and pedophilia - were dug up on social media. In light of a brewing controversy, despite the 52-year-old Marvel director apologizing for the insensitive tweets, his dismissal from Disney remains more or less fixed. 

Unfortunately for the Guardians cast, all this drama went down around the same time as the San Diego Comic Con - an annual event traditionally attended by every major actor and cast of comics-related franchises.

 “I love going to Comic-Con but I ended up not doing a lot of interviews around that time just because it was so shocking. All I know is we put a lot of time, thought and effort into the statement that we released about it. And I think we all kind of want that statement to be essentially what we have to say about it. And we were pretty clear and honest about how we feel,” the 39-year-old actor was quoted as saying by Comic Book. 

However, Pratt is not the only one to have voiced his support and concerns on the heels of Gunn's firing. Joining the voices on social media is another Guardians star - Dave Bautista aka Drax - who has been more than open about his feeling for the studio ever since Gunn's firing. 

"I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel," he had tweeted earlier this month. 

Fellow stars like Zoe Saldana and Kurt Russell too have added to the resounding support for Gunn.