It's been a rough few weeks for Marvel and Disney. After Disney fired James Gunn for jokes he made about pedophilia and sexual assault 10 years ago, defenders of Gunn quickly rose to action. Since then a number of fans, actors, and creatives have come forward to support Gunn, resulting in some celebs quitting Twitter and even a petition to rehire him as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Most notably, the entire cast of the Guardians movies issued a joint statement in support of Gunn. It's unclear exactly what will happen moving forward, but whether or not Disney decides to undo its decision, Vol. 3 should be delayed.

While Disney has issued its statement over the firing, Marvel has kept especially quiet on the matter. That includes announcing the status of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which was set to go into production this fall. That date seems unrealistic right now, but it wouldn't be the first time that Marvel has thrown in a lastminute replacement to get the movie to its release date. It's likely that Marvel is still trying to figure out the best course of action, but for what it's worth, there are a number of reasons why pushing back Vol. 3 from its original release date is the best thing they can do.

It Might Need To Start From Scratch

James Gunn has been updating fans on the writing progress of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and according to the latest information, Gunn had completed the script before he was fired. However, it's not entirely clear if Marvel is going to use that scrip,t or if they are allowed. It's doubtful that Gunn owns the script he wrote and Marvel can probably do whatever they want with it, but there might be Writers Guild rules that throw a wrench into the works. For what it's worth, portions of Ant-Man had to be rewritten and new scenes were added after Edgar Wright left, but that might have been because that's what the movie needed as opposed to a legal requirement. There's also the chance that they might need to do a complete rewrite, assuming that they don't like the early draft or they bring on a new writer who wants to make it his own. If the script does need to be rewritten, that's barely any time at all before the fall production date.

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