This decision received criticism and outrage not only from Marvel fans, but also the cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy who noted that they were explicitly not defending the jokes, but the man Gunn is years - nearly a decade for some - after the tweets were made. THR reports that Marvel and Disney have made a decision to pause plans for production while they sort out what to do about a new director.
Bolster this idea with the entire cast signing a petition to rehire Gunn after the initial fallout, and it's clear we either get a James Gunn-directed Guardians with the same crew everyone knows and loves, or nothing at all. The project was crewing up and was to have gone into full preproduction mode in the fall...
Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled
You can find additional information about health and indoor and outdoor air quality on the MPCA Air Quality and Health webpage. This map is from Monday night; black dots are "hazardous", purple dots are "very unhealthy", and the red dots are "unhealthy".
Recently rumors came out Disney and Marvel had internally discussed - and rejected - the idea of walking back their decision to fire Gunn. Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana have become major stars while Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan are increasingly in demand in Hollywood. A source told THR that the pause was necessary to "re-group".
The film's cast, as well as many other people in the industry, have spoken out about the precedent that this sets for the studio of firing someone for things they did before being hired. The names of the directors who could potentially replace Gunn include Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, the report added.
The company insists they're just taking their time looking for another filmmaker to finish the trilogy.