James Gunn defends Chris Pratt and assures that he will never be fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy

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He adds that if the actor leaves the franchise, then the whole team will leave too.

Following an exchange on Twitter, james gunnthe director of the saga Guardians of the Galaxyasserted that Chris Pratt would remain in the role of Star Lord. While a user asked why the star of the franchise was not replaced, Gunn responded : ” Why ? Because you believe totally made up false rumors? For something you were told about him that isn’t true? Chris Pratt will never be replaced but, if that were to happen, we would all go with him “.

In response, another Twitter user asked him if he was ” cool with the fact that [Chris Pratt] be homophobic “. Indeed, the actor is a member of the Hillsong Church who, as explained Slate, does not accept that members of its community are gay. In 2015, the choir directors Josh Cabfield and Reed Kelly revealed their romantic relationship. They were thanked for their confessions, but lost their place in the choir. Brian Houstonone of the founders of the Church, explained: We do not support a gay lifestyle and therefore cannot knowingly have gay employees.

To these accusations, the director of the saga replied: “ He is not [homophobe]. I know the Church he goes to, and you? (The answer is no, but you heard someone say they heard from someone what church they go to, so you thought to yourself “yeah, ok, I’m going to believe that horrible thing I heard on the internet about this celebrity! »)”

A defense could not be clearer from the actor, who nevertheless remains affiliated with the Zoe Church – a branch of the Hillsong Church – which has directed its LGBTQIA + members to conversion therapy. Elliott Page (Umbrella Academy) denounced his affiliation in a 2019 tweet: “ If you’re a famous actor and you belong to an organization that rejects a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone wonders why we don’t talk about it. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there is no dark side. […] »

The actor denied it at the time, saying his church accepted everyone, and that there was “ no place for hate neither in my house nor in this world “, reported then variety.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is currently in production and will hit theaters in May 2023.

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