The status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was put into complete disarray this past summer when its director, James Gunn, was axed by Disney after his awfully offensive tweets from years ago resurfaced.
Many of the franchise's stars stood by Gunn and some even went as far as to threaten to walk away from Disney altogether. Despite the protest, Disney is not bringing the director back into the fold.
Dave Bautista finds it “nauseating” that Disney fired James Gunn because of “a smear campaign by fascists” https://t.co/q59nAPjvMS— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) August 12, 2018
However, Gunn's script and his vision for the film is evidently still alive and well. Chris Pratt, who stars in the franchise as Star-Lord/Peter Quill, revealed in an interview this week with MTV News that Disney and Marvel are moving forward with Gunn's script, which he believes is epic.
“It’s off the chain, it’s so good, it's so good” Pratt said. When asked about Gunn not returning for the franchise's third installment, Pratt stated: "Well, I love James. I'm loyal to James and I love him so much."
In an interview with MTV, Chris Pratt confirmed that he has read James Gunn’s script for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 and Marvel is planning to move forward with it despite Gunn’s removal from the director’s chair. He stated the script was “off the chain” and “so good.” pic.twitter.com/4bCHNtgqrm— Comic Fade (@ComicFade) February 8, 2019
But he quickly redirected the conversation and talked about the importance of he and his co-stars delivering the best film they possibly can.
“We’re gonna deliver the movie. We’re gonna give the fans what they deserve,” he said. “And I think it’s in the nature of the Guardians Of The Galaxy to come together and get the job done, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
With so much up in the air about the film, there is no release date yet for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. However, Pratt will appear in arguably the most highly anticipated MCU film ever, Avengers: Endgame on April 26.