In a exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, The production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is being put on hold for the time being as Marvel and Disney regroup on the project. While sources say the plan is to find a new director for the project and rethink the direction of the film, Crew members who were assembling in Atlanta for per-production, are being dismissed and are free to look for new work. As of right now, there is no scheduled release date for the film which was originally scheduled to come out sometime in 2020.
James Gunn was fired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 last month after thousands of tweets involving rape and pedophilia jokes resurfaced online. Disney confirmed recently they will not rehire Gunn despite the cast’s letter of support for Gunn including very vocal support from cast members like Dave Bautista.
Disney has yet to comment on the future of the film.