[USA] July 31 (ANI): Hollywood star Chris Pratt took to social media to reaffirm his support towards James Gunn and sought to bring back the filmmaker to direct 'Guardians of Galaxy Volume 3'.
He took to Instagram to show his support.
This comes after James Gunn was fired from the Guardians of Galaxy franchise after his controversial tweets on topics like paedophilia and rape
In the lengthy post, he said, "Being in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies has been a great honor in each of our lives. We cannot let this moment pass without expressing our love, support, and gratitude for James. We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather to share our experience having spent many years together on set making Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2."
He captioned it, "Although I don't support James Gunn's inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I'd personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the following statement- signed by our entire cast."
Further voicing his support for the filmmaker Pratt said that James is not the "last good person to be put on trial" and he should be given a chance at redeeming himself.
"His story isn't over - not by a long shot," he added.
The letter Pratt posted online was signed by his fellow actors like Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper to name a few.
On a related note, actress Selma Blair had quit twitter over her support towards reinstating Gunn and also calling him "one of the good ones".
Apart from Blair, 'Guardians of Galaxy' star Dave Bautista who signed Pratt's letter defended the director after he was fired. (ANI)