‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ on Hold as Marvel Regroups

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ on Hold as Marvel Regroups

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ on Hold as Marvel Regroups

A source close to the project, however, has confirmed that crew members set to start work on pre-production for the film have officially been dismissed from the project for now. It was expected that pre-production on the movie would begin in the fall prior to Disney firing director James Gunn.

While it really should've come as a surprise to no one, Marvel halted production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 yesterday and, as you might expect, the internet did not handle it well. One individual said the production hold is temporary and can be considered more of a "regrouping" as Marvel and Disney search for a new filmmaker to helm the popular franchise that has grossed over $1.6 billion.

Gunn, of course, was famously fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after Cernovich uncovered a slew of almost decade-old tweets in which Gunn made jokes about rape and pedophilia. "The timeline has been pushed out", a source tells the outlet.

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Bolster this idea with the entire cast signing a petition to rehire Gunn after the initial fallout, and it's clear we either get a James Gunn-directed Guardians with the same crew everyone knows and loves, or nothing at all.

Former Scooby Doo writer Gunn - who has worked on other Marvel films, including Avengers: Infinity War - had already finished a script for a third film, which was due to enter full production in early 2019. These tweets included jokes about paedophilia and rape. His dismissal has created polarized opinions on Disney's actions, among them an open letter from members of the Guardians cast. THR notes that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi recently had a meeting with Marvel, but it's unknown what was discussed.

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