The production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is being put on hold.
According to The Hollywood Reporter crew members are being dismissed and are free to look for new work.
While there are conflicting reports from sources close to the production whether the hold is temporary or not, James Gunn’s firing from Disney from his post at Marvel means that production of the third installment has been put on hold indefinitely.
Gunn, who teased that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled to premiere sometime after Avengers 4, was let go by Disney. The company announced that it has “severed [its] business relationship” with Gunn following the unearthing of offensive tweets.
“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Walt Disney Company Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement a couple of months ago.
Even though Disney has never set a release date for the feature, sources added that “The timeline has been pushed out.”