After the recent debacle concerning the firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 over the director’s controversial comments from the past, it turns out that the film is still going to happen. The only thing is, we probably aren’t going to see it anytime soon because production on the MCU sequel won’t resume until 2021. This change of plan will push back the production schedule on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 a whole two years.
For the time being, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 still hasn’t even replaced Gunn as director (though it has been confirmed that his script will still be used). Disney has taken the strong stance that James Gunn will not be rehired to direct, and the film will undergo production with working title Hot Christmas (one could only imagine what that means).
Sean Gunn, who stars in the Guardians franchise as Kraglin (and is also James Gunn’s brother), went on record stating:
I don’t really know yet what’s going on with Guardians 3… I know that Disney still wants to make the movie. I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote. Obviously, that was a very unfortunate situation for everybody, most of all him, but I am also somebody who had been preparing to spend half a year making that movie and now that’s up in the air.
Obviously, I think it’s a tricky proposition for them to find another director to step in for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 — and also the scheduling of a lot of other actors who are incredibly busy can’t be easy… But I know that they plan on making the movie. I had not been contacted at all for a while, but I was recently contacted by Marvel saying, ‘Yeah, we do plan to make this movie. We’re just not sure when yet.
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