Marvel fans have been concerned about the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after James Gunn’s departure. There may be some light on the horizon though. It looks like the next installment in the series is not dead. There may be hope for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was put on hold after director and screenwriter James Gunn was fired from Disney. Gunn was fired after a ton of offensive tweets from many years ago resurfaced. The franchise’s cast threw its weight behind Gunn but Disney did not let him back in.
That meant the film wouldn’t make its scheduled 2020 release and was pushed to 2021. It is still on Disney’s calendar which is a good sign. And actor Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, has previously said that the project will move forward even without Gunn, adding that “there’s a script in existence.”
Gunn had written the script for this film originally and it’s not clear if the script Gillan mentions is the same or a new one. Even Chris Pratt, who plays Starlord, has said that there’s going to be a third movie without offering details. So there’s some good news for fans.