“Sources say that crewmembers, which at this stage were a small group prepping for preproduction, are being dismissed and are free to look for new work,” the entertainment news site reported about the Marvel and Disney regroup.
The news comes after director James Gunn, whose controversial 2008-2012 social media posts were made public by the Daily Caller, was fired from the franchise’s third installment in July.
Gunn’s comments involved offensive tweets about rape and pedophilia.
“As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor,” Gunn said after the firing.
The production of the 2017 “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel spent more than $100 million in Georgia, further promoting the state’s booming film industry.
Disney and Marvel have not announced a replacement director for the third installment, or a new production start date.
“The timeline has been pushed out,” a source told the Reporter.
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