It had to happen. Marvel and Disney have put Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on indefinite hold following their refusal to bring back director James Gunn into the fold, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as Disney and Marvel continue their extensive search for Gunn’s replacement.

“The timeline has been pushed out,” says a source. Disney never set a release date for Guardians 3.

The film was originally slated to begin filming this either coming January or February, with pre-production set to begin in the fall. THR says that a chunk of the crew was already gearing up for pre-production but have since been dismissed and told to look for new work in the meantime. Last we heard, Gunn’s final meeting with Marvel was very civil and that some sources were very keen on Disney using the director’s script. This hiatus could potentially mean otherwise if Disney and Marvel have decided to start on a clean slate.

Source: THR