Atlanta-filmed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’ Production Put on Hold After Director’s Firing

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Production on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 has been put on hold after Disney and Marvel fired director James Gunn over years-old lewd tweets.

According to Variety, a handful of crew members hired to begin pre-production on the third installment of the blockbuster in Atlanta were dismissed from the project and given permission to look for other work. Filming on the project was scheduled to begin in early 2019, although no release date had been set.

The Hollywood Reporter labeled the pause on production as “temporary” and a “regrouping” of sorts following Gunn’s July 20th firing, which came after several alt-right social media personalities unearthed nearly decade-old tweets where Gunn – a vocal Donald Trump critic – joked about pedophilia, transgender people and more.

Read more at Rolling Stone

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