After the controversial firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios has now pushed back the date for the film’s release.
A new report from Production Weekly states that GOTG Vol. 3 will not begin its production in February 2021. The film was initially set to begin its filming next year and now has been pushed back for two years.
The new Guardians film will not arrive till 2022 now, or even longer. The film is without a director right now since Disney has made a point that they will not be re-hiring James Gunn. However, his script will likely be used for the film. It has also been revealed that the film’s production will work under the title Hot Christmas.
Sean Gunn, who happens to be Gunn’s brother plays Kraglin in the franchise. He recently revealed that he was contacted by Disney to assure him of the film’s continuation. He also stated that his brother’s script will be used for the film. Gunn said the following:
“I don’t really know yet what’s going on with Guardians 3. I know that Disney still wants to make the movie. I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote. Obviously, that was a very unfortunate situation for everybody, most of all him, but I am also somebody who had been preparing to spend half a year making that movie and now that’s up in the air. Obviously, I think it’s a tricky proposition for them to find another director to step in — and also the scheduling of a lot of other actors who are incredibly busy can’t be easy. But I know that they plan on making the movie. I had not been contacted at all for a while, but I was recently contacted by Marvel saying, ‘Yeah, we do plan to make this movie. We’re just not sure when yet.'”