Chris Pratt Is Thrilled That James Gunn Is Directing Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3


Last month, Disney reversed the decision they made in summer 2018 and rehired James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The move was met with widespread praise on social media as most seemed to agree that the filmmaker has redeemed himself for those reprehensible tweets he made many years ago that got him (temporarily) fired.

A few of the Guardians themselves have also expressed their happiness that Gunn was reappointed, including Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan. Now, the one and only Star-Lord, Chris Pratt, has broken his silence on the subject and has concurred with his co-stars’ opinion that it’s good news. Speaking to People at the Avengers: Endgame premiere, Pratt said he’s “thrilled” by the decision.

“I was so thrilled, so excited. I think it’s the right move, I really stand behind it. I’m really proud of Disney for hiring James back and ultimately thrilled for not only us, but also for the fans. I think it’s going to wrap up the trilogy in the best way.”

This isn’t a surprising reaction from Pratt, as the cast has always stood behind Gunn since the controversy started. All of the main stars of the Guardians films signed an open letter calling for Disney to rehire the director. And though it took them a while, eventually the Mouse House listened and now Guardians 3 is raring to go again.

The only problem is that Gunn picked himself up another gig during the time he was let go by Marvel as he’s scheduled to helm DC’s The Suicide Squad later this year. This means that production on the Guardians threequel has been pushed back until 2021. Still, if Pratt’s right and Gunn’s script and direction is going to be finish the story in “the best way,” then maybe Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be worth the wait.

Source: People