– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: A new listing from Production Weekly states the film’s production has been delayed to February of 2021, meaning that an early 2022 release is likely to be expected. The director’s role also, unsurprisingly, remains unfilled.


If you’re reading this site, there’s a good chance you already know about all the drama surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but just as a quick recap, it’s worth reiterating that, due to some tweets from several years back, writer-director James Gunn was axed from the project. More specifically he was axed as director, with the use of his script being likely. As it stood, a director would supposedly come in do a rewrite to leave his stamp on the project, and then move forward.

At least, that’s how it was supposed to go down in theory, based on rumors. Regardless of that potential approach, there was no guarantee it would actually go anywhere, and as far as we heard, the project was still in limbo, with some doubting it would ever actually happen. Now we have our first indication that this project may actually be moving forward in the very near future.

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The folks over at Omega Underground have learned that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been given a working title: Hot Christmas. Working titles are usually for internal purposes and often consist of in-jokes (e.g., Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s working title Red Cup). And speaking of in-jokes, this is supposedly a reference to the character Adam Warlock (who was hinted at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), who is supposedly considered Marvel’s space Jesus.

This film was supposed to begin production in February of next year, but with there still being no director that we know of, that seems unlikely. Plus, with Dave Bautista openly speaking out against Disney, it also seems plausible that Drax the Destroyer may also be axed.

What do you think of this development? On a scale of one to 10, how likely do you think it is that the film will see the light of day? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

UPDATE SOURCE: Production Weekly (via Pursue News)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.