James Gunn is out. Dave Bautista wants to be out (even if it means transferring to Suicide Squad). But the extremely-profitable show must go on, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is trudging forward with Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. The third installment in the Guardians series is director-less, after Gunn was fired for “offensive attitudes and statements” made on his Twitter, and while production is currently on hold, a working title for the film has been discovered.
Working titles are generally meaningless or inside-baseball jokes — The Dark Knight was Rory’s First Kiss, while Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets went by the Bruce Springsteen song, Incident on 57th Street — but I hope that’s not the case with Hot Christmas. Marvel fans are making a big deal out of Captain Marvel being set in the 1990s (even though we don’t hear a single Counting Crows song in the trailer), but you know what’s even better than Brie Larson in a Nine Inch Nails shirt? An MCU Christmas movie. Maybe the future-Vol. 3 director can convince Bautista to stay if Drax gets to play Santa.
Production on Guardians 3 is expected to begin in February 2021.
(Via Comic Book)