‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ Production Has Been Put On Hold

The Playlist | 8/24/2018 | Rodrigo Perez
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Following the dismissal of director James Gunn, and the refusal to give the director an 11 the hour reprieve, pre-production on “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3” has halted. Crew members that were assembling for pre-production in Atlanta were most of the Marvel films have been shot these days have been dismissed and are now free to look for jobs elsewhere. Full pre-production work was to begin in the fall, but now the project appears up in the air.

This stoppage is perhaps no surprise. “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3” was set to shoot in January and without Gunn, who has written and steered the franchise thus far has appeared rudderless since Disney fired the director once old controversial tweets from 10 years ago were dug up in bad faith by American alt-right social media personality Michael Cernovich and manipulated for political purposes.

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It worked, Gunn was fired, and no amount of blowback from audiences was enough to save the director although he did meet with Disney again in a last-minute bid to get his job back. Disney’s chair Alan Horn stuck to his guns (pardon the pun) and in what seemed like a bit of a cowardly moved, Marvel chief Kevin Feige headed out for vacation instead of appearing at the meeting.

This could mean, “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3” won’t make its loosely-planned 2020 release date and is perhaps the reason it’s been reported that a new Marvel film was shooting next summer—perhaps Marvel, knowing ‘Guardians’ was about to hit stoppage, pivoted and started planning a new picture to maintain that 2020 release date and keep the company’s goal of releasing three films a year.

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Many assumed Marvel would be able to simply switch directors much like they did when Edgar Wright walked away from “Ant-Man” and Paul Rudd started...
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