'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' on Hold, Production Crew Dismissed

There is a report coming out of Atlanta, Georgia that a pre-production crew assembled to start things moving on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 have now been dismissed, confirming the picture's status as being "on hold".

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' on Hold, Production Crew Dismissed

This news isn't terribly surprising considering Disney's stance of NOT rehiring former Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn to continue to over see the third entry into the series.

Deadline says the pre-production crew, who were indeed part of the already in place team to start work on the film, were dismissed today.

Disney is reportedly currently shopping around for a replacement for Gunn.

It is unclear if they would still be using his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which at this time still has a tentative release date of sometime in 2020.

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