During a select screening of Black Panther on Thursday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reportedly said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is officially “on hold.” His remarks follow a turbulent few months for the film’s third entry, following Disney’s decision to fire the franchise’s director, James Gunn, after his controversial tweets resurfaced earlier this year.
Sirius XM reporter Erick Weber first tweeted Feige’s comments, in addition to offering new details on a trailer for Avengers 4 (coming “before the end of the year”) and Atlantian antihero Namor’s potential inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bothhave requested that Gunn be brought back to the franchise, but Disney has remained firm. about his support for Gunn, while the entire cast released a letter earlier this year in support of the fired director.
Disney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the status of Guardians Vol. 3.