Even though the Guardians of the Galaxy films have one of the most lighthearted tones in the MCU, the tension behind the scenes never seems to end.

James Gunn was once let go by Disney but later brought back. Fans have been demanding that James Gunn replace Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the upcoming films Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but Gunn has spoken out strongly in defence of Pratt.

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When Defending Chris Pratt in “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3,” Why did James Gunn Feel Compelled to say, “Don’t hate Me because I Love Chris Pratt”?

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) return to the big screen for the first time since Avengers: Endgame in 2019 thanks to the release of the teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder.

However, not everyone was greeted with open arms upon their return. On Twitter, some viewers voiced their confusion at Disney and Marvel Studios’ decision to keep employing Chris Pratt.

Pratt has been the subject of harassment in several online communities due to unfounded rumours and misinterpretations of his posts. The majority of the speculation about the Jurassic World actor was proven to be unfounded.

A backlash ensued online, according to CinemaBlend, because of “a series of supposed tweets denigrating Muslims and reportedly using the N-word,” all of which were ultimately disproven.

However, James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, was not going to sit back while fans of the franchise abused Chris Pratt on Twitter.

After hearing calls for Disney and Marvel to replace Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, James Gunn spoke out in Pratt’s defence.

While some fans were getting excited about Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, one Twitter user suggested Disney switch out Chis Pratt for Patrick Wilson, who had previously appeared in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Gunn retaliated with some scathing remarks.

To what end? Why? Because of your completely fabricated, erroneous assumptions about him. Because of untrue rumours about him spread by third parties? Nobody else could ever play Star-Lord as well as Chris Pratt, but if that day ever came, we’d all follow him.

For what?” As a result of your completely fictitious assumptions about him? For a lie that was told to you about him by someone else?” To which Gunn gave an answer. Chris Pratt as Star-Lord will never be replaced, but if that day ever came, we’d all follow him.

The cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy have stuck by each other through a lot of turmoil, much like Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Mantis and Gamora’s sister, Nebula.

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Studios avoid conflict at all costs for fear it may lower ticket sales. This is probably why Disney swiftly fired James Gunn when his remarks from a decade ago drew condemnation from fans.

That’s the way the cookie crumbles, I’m afraid. Disney would undoubtedly recast or write out Pratt’s Star-Lord if enough Marvel fans spoke out against him.

Chris Pratt has been the target of harsh criticism from an internet mob, but this has had little effect on his career as Jurassic World: Dominion, Super Mario, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are all on the horizon. For Christmas 2022, he will also have a Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special available on Disney+.

Many of Chris Pratt’s closest friends and family members have come to his defence, and if James Gunn’s answer is any indication, they will continue to do so until the bitter end.