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Chris Pratt says its 'not an easy time' for the Guardians cast since Gunn's firing

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Aug 14, 2018, 9:51 PM EDT

Chris Pratt has been struggling with the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. 

Talking to the Associated Press, Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, said that "it's not an easy time" for him and his Guardians co-stars since writer/director James Gunn was fired from the franchise last month. 

"We all love James and he’s a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a complicated situation for everybody. And you know, we just want to move forward and do what’s right and be the best people we can be."

Disney made a decision to sever ties with Gunn after some of his old, offensive tweets were resurfaced. Since then, the principal cast of the MCU franchise penned an open letter in support of the director. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, has been particularly vocal on the matter, even threatening to quit the franchise if Gunn isn't reinstated. 

Gunn's also seen an outpouring of fan support, including an online petition calling for him to be rehired that has close to 400,000 signatures. 

In the weeks since Gunn's ousting, there have been reports that he's met with Disney about a possible return to the MCU, though it remains unlikely that he'll be hired back to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. While there has been no official word regarding a replacement director, it's also been reported that Disney will be using Gunn's script, which he completed prior to being fired. 

Now, it seems that Pratt and his Guardians co-stars may have to reassess their future with the franchise if it moves forward without Gunn's involvement.