Social media is still ablaze with responses to James Gunn’s shock firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on Friday due to the re-emergence of some offensive Tweets he posted many, many years ago. While a lot of people feel that Disney made the right choice here, just as many have rallied against the decision and believe that Gunn’s tasteless comments don’t constitute a fireable offense.
As for the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, most of them have been notably quiet of late. Dave Bautista – who plays Drax – was the first to break silence though by coming to his director and good friend’s defense. Following that, James’ brother Sean, who’s also involved in the Guardians franchise spoke up as well. But what of the two lead actors, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana? What are their thoughts on all this?
Well, they’ve both now taken to Twitter to speak up, though their messages are fairly cryptic and vague, leaving us a bit unsure of what to make of them. First up, Pratt Tweeted the following:
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. JAMES 1:19
Saldana, meanwhile, posted the below on her Twitter feed:
It’s been a challenging weekend I’m not gonna lie. I’m pausing myself to take everything in before I speak out of term. I just want everyone to know I love ALL members of my GOTG family. Always will.
Again, neither star is particularly opening up about the situation, with Saldana seeming like she needs a bit more time and Pratt probably not wanting to get into any trouble by voicing too strong of an opinion. After all, he’s one of Marvel’s biggest stars and likely has to watch what he says. Not that that’s stopped Dave Bautista, mind you.
Anyways, as it stands, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still expected to release in May 2020. Though if the studio decides to chuck out Gunn’s script and start from scratch, you can bet it’ll be pushed back. Or maybe not. Seeing as Disney’s pulled through on projects like Solo: A Star Wars Story, it’s likely that they’ll still hit the May 2020 release slot, but I do worry about how the quality of the movie will be impacted by Gunn’s departure. Let’s just hope they get things on track very quickly – can anyone say Taiki Waititi?