Fate of certain characters in Avengers 4 may be changed due to firing of director of Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 6 months ago

Fate of certain characters in Avengers 4 may be changed due to firing of director of Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

Thanos' finger-click might not be the only deciding factor in the fate of the MCU.

Back in July, old tweets from writer/director James Gunn were unearthed where he made frequent jokes about rape and paedophilia, and he was soon fired from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 by Disney.

It was due to film early next year, and a 2020 release date had been predicted by many, before reports came out that crew members prepping for pre-production are being let go, and told they can work on other projects.

The move was described as a "regrouping", and that "the timeline has been pushed out".

The decision was not well received by many, however, not least the cast of the films.

Speaking to Digital Spy this week while on the press trip for his latest movie Final Score, GOTG star Dave Bautista had the following to say:

"It's kind of a strange situation to be in now where we've lost our director for Guardians.

"Guardians 3 is really up in the air and I don't know what they're going to do with it. It's on permanent hold for now, and that may make a difference in what they do with our characters in Avengers 4. To be honest with you, right now I really don't know.

"But I know I'm in Avengers 4. I've shot most of it already. I do have two days of reshoots. But other than that, I have some really great scenes that I hope they use. But I guess that it remains to be seen what they'll do with the characters."

The currently Untitled Infinity War Sequel is due for release in Irish cinemas on 26 April 2019, so we'll know in just a few months time whether or not Drax and co. will continue to be a part of the MCU.

Meanwhile, Final Score - which co-stars our own Pierce Brosnan - will be released on Sky Cinema on Friday 7 September, and you can check out the trailer right here:

Clip via Sky Cinema