Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Production Put on Hold Following James Gunn’s Exit

Disney and Marvel are reportedly hitting the pause button on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ after writer and director James Gunn was fired recently…

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is reportedly putting production on hold while Disney and Marvel figure out which way to go next for the franchise after writer and director James Gunn was fired recently.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ was expected to get into pre-production in the fall with start date around January or February 2019. Now it appears that the studio has put that production date on hold with the current crew members allowed to look for new outside work until they figure out how to move forward on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’.

Disney and Marvel are in an impossibly tough situation after splitting with Gunn recently following the revelation of some controversial messages on his Twitter account that were unearthed from several years earlier. While Gunn was still years away from working for Disney when he wrote the messages, the company still fired him from working on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and just recently met with him to pass along the message that there’s no chance he’d be brought back.

The problem is the entire cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana wrote a letter in support of Gunn with hopes that he would be brought back for the third film in the series that he essentially created.

Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, has gone on the record saying that if Disney and Marvel don’t at least use Gunn’s script for the movie that he will drop out of the film.

The turmoil surrounding the project obviously has Disney and Marvel trying to figure out where to go next and while they regroup, the entire film is being placed on hold.

There was no release date for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ so there’s no telling when the movie might arrive now that production has been delayed for an undetermined amount of time.

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