After James Gunn lost his job on account of his controversial tweets, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the film, Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3, is now postponed until a later date.
Originally, they were to begin principal photography in January or February of next year. However, crew members who were in the middle of preproduction were given a chance to find new work instead.
In an interview with The Associated Press in the middle of August, Chris Pratt, who portrays Star-Lord, said the cast was struggling after James lost his position as the director of the movie.
As it was previously reported, James was fired after the conservative commentator, Mike Cernovich, called attention to Gunn’s tweets about rape and child molestation which he made around ten years ago. You can see the original tweet that cost Gunn his job below:
Disney's director Jame Gunn endorsed sex with minors in over 10,000 Tweets he deleted last night. Gunn also deleted his personal blog, where he told the story of a monkey m-sturbating on a small child. He said the story made him "extremely happy."https://t.co/jYCxImDH3E
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) July 20, 2018
The 39-year-old said it was “not an easy time.” Other cast members to speak out against his firing includes Kurt Russell, who said we, as a society, we’re becoming a little bit “too sensitive” regarding the wrong people.
Dave Bautista, or Dax The Destroyer, said he would quit the project if they didn’t re-hire Gunn. However, some have pointed out that the actors are under contractual obligation to be in the movie, so their threats to quit are meaningless.
Alan Horn, the chairman of Disney, said the “offensive attitudes and statements discovered” on James’ Twitter feed can’t be defended by Disney, and they aren’t in alignment with their policy and ethics as a company.
Just one day before he got fired, Gunn issued a statement where he apologized for his tweets and said he is a different person now in comparison to a decade ago. Gunn said that he used to make tweets like that because he wanted to be a shock-jock style of a comedian. But since then, he has moved on from that genre of comedy.