Production of the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 has been called off, as of now, after Marvel and Disney fired the director James Gunn. The reason of firing is the lewd tweets by Gunn that he posted on Twitter over the year. According to a credible source, Gunn was dismissed from the Atlanta film production team and was given permission to find a new job. The third leg of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy was about to start its Atlanta schedule in 2019. It is one of the highly anticipated sequels after the release of Avengers: Infinity War.
Till now, the film is in the pre-production stage. Recently it has started its early pre-production works at Atlanta. But the entire unit is now on hold after the director is fired. This move by Marvel came soon after Alan Horn, the president of Disney, stated that they will never rehire James Gunn. Gunn has made many lewd comments about some of the sensitive topics like rape and pedophile. While undoubtedly his tweets were very offensive and shameful, they were posted decades ago. Gunn reportedly also apologized for the same publicly many times.
According to James Gunn, he was trying to be hilarious and humorous through those shocking lewd’ comments. Even Disney was aware of those tweets before hiring him for the first part of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. Apparently, Alan Horn is trying to protect the brand Disney which is known for its family movies from any controversies. Hence, he decides to fire James Gunn. This came as shocking news to the fans. They showed their opposition against the decision of firing the Guardians of the Galaxy director from Atlanta film production team of GOTG Vol. 3 based on some old tweets.
As far as replacement is concerned, there is yet no confirmation from the Disney. There have been speculations going on that the director of Thor: Ragnarok will be hired for this job. Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok is currently busy shooting on the sets of Jojo Rabbit. Dismissing all the speculations, a source confirmed that the decision is yet to be made when Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, will return home. When Alan Horn finalized the termination of the direction Gunn, the president of Marvel Studios was away. Allegedly, Feige was fighting for Gunn but eventually he agreed with the firing decision by Alan Horn.
But if sources are to be believed, Taika Waititi has recently met with the executives of Disney for some mysterious project. Many believe that it could be for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Although Disney refused to comment on this matter, it can be possible. As of now, the situation is quite tensed as some of the key members of the GOTG cast are also threatening that they will walk off this project if script of Gunn is not used. One of those most prominent members is Dave Bautista. He is the one who plays the role of Drax: The Destroyer. He has gone on records and commented that he would not do this film if Gunn’s script is not used. While there is no confirmation from film production team, but Disney may use Gunn’s script for the film.
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