It’s been 16 days since Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the other key members from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise family wrote a joint open letter. The request was simple – to have James Gunn reinstated as director for the 3rd instalment.
For the most part, Pratt has refrained from personally addressing the issue head on. Until now.
In speaking with Associated Press, the 39-year-old actor said:
“It’s not an easy time. 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.
“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.”
'IT'S NOT AN EASY TIME': #ChrisPratt says "it's a complicated situation” as he and the rest of the #GuardiansoftheGalaxy cast look to the future of the franchise after Disney fired writer-director #JamesGunn pic.twitter.com/PpSVVqvc48
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 15, 2018
The future of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, which Gunn was supposed to write and direct, remains unclear. Recent reports claim that Marvel CEO Kevin Feige is negotiating with Disney to have Gunn involved in some capacity.