James GunnFranchise DirectorGuardians of the Galaxy‘, defended Chris Pratt on social media after several requests to replace the actor as Star-Lord. According to the filmmaker, it makes no sense to cast another actor to play Star-Lord in the franchise because of “invented beliefs about him”.
The filmmaker responded to a Twitter user who posted something like: “Marvel, listen to me. Just replace it”. With Gunn next asking, “Why? Because of your made-up and totally false beliefs about him? For something someone else said about him that isn’t true? Chris would never be replaced as Star-Lord, but if he was, we would all go with him.”.
Marvel. Hear me out. Just… replace him. pic.twitter.com/g4pfZ9ni7s
— meghan 2.0「she/her」 (@themeghanlodon_) April 24, 2022
Gunn also spoke about comments that Pratt attended Hillsong Church, an institution against LGBTQ+ groups: “He is not a member of Hillsong. I know the church he attends. You know? (The answer I know is no, but you heard from someone else who heard from someone else that the church he attends was Hillsong, so you decided, ‘yeah, okay, I’m going to believe this terrible thing I heard about this celebrity’)”.
He isn’t. I know the church he currently goes to. Do you? (The answer is you don’t, but you heard from someone who heard from someone who heard from someone where he goes to church, so decided, “yeah, okay, I’ll believe this terrible thing I heard online about this celebrity!”)
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 25, 2022
Os ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ return in the franchise’s third feature, set to premiere on May 5, 2023. Led by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), the team has Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Large (Vin Diesel), nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) e Drax (Dave Bautista).