Following James Gunn's firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 a month ago, there has been much support for the director from fans and cast members alike. But Disney is holding firm in its decision to let the director go. The decision was reaffirmed following a meeting between Gunn and Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.
Gunn was fired following the revelation of dozens of decade-old joke tweets about pedophilia and rape. Disney was quick to respond, wanting to not tarnish their family-friendly image.
Marvel president Kevin Feige was unable to attend the meeting and was reportedly pushing for Disney to reinstate Gunn as director, but is now standing by Horn's decision. The film is set to start filming in early 2019, but Feige will have to start hunting for a new director and possibly a new script.