Just when you thought the “A-Holes” were picking up steam on their third outing, news like this happens.
Production on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been put on hold while Disney and Marvel “regroup” and figure out what to do with the third installment. The film was supposed to begin filming in January with a rumored 2020 release date but now it seems that won’t be happening. Crew members that were already beginning pre-production work have been dismissed and told they can look for other work for the time being.
This news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise following all the drama that has surrounded this movie for the last few months. After the firing of James Gunn in July, many wondered who would take over the reigns of this film. After a recent re-negotiation with Disney CEO Alan Horn, James Gunn remained off the project as director but his script was still going to be used. It isn’t known if this pushback indicates a new script altogether or more time to find a new director.
One name who has been thrown out by everyone and their mother’s since the firing has been Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi. Along with this news comes word that Waititi has met with Marvel in recent days but it hasn’t been revealed for what. Waititi has expressed interest in making Thor: Ragnarok 2 but it could have also been about taking over Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Only time will tell.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in development.