Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production put on temporary hold following James Gunn firing

Disney had recently reiterated its decision to sack Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn despite a strong outpouring of support in his defence.

Press Trust of India August 26, 2018 10:31:49 IST
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production put on temporary hold following James Gunn firing

Los Angeles: The production on the third part of Guardians of the Galaxy series has been put on hold.

The development comes after James Gunn, who helmed the previous two entries of the series, was fired by the Disney Studio after a series of old offensive tweets made by the filmmaker resurfaced on social media.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 production put on temporary hold following James Gunn firing

Director James Gunn; poster of Guardians of the Galaxy. Images via Twitter

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios and Disney are "regrouping" in the aftermath of Gunn's firing.

The outlet also reported that a handful of crew members who had assembled in Los Angeles for pre-production have been dismissed.

The studio has reportedly told them that they free to look for other work.

Disney had recently reiterated its decision to sack Gunn despite a strong outpouring of support in defence of the filmmaker.

The Guardians of the Galaxy cast, including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, had penned a letter calling for Gunn's reinstatement but studio has stood firm in its decision.

The third part was expected to go into production in early 2019, but the project has never been dated for a release.

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