Disney Removes a Marvel Studios Film From Its 2020 Release Slate

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Disney has removed an untitled Marvel Studios film from its 2020 release slate.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was originally scheduled to release on July 31, 2020. The exact Marvel film that Disney has pushed back is unknown. However, there's some speculation that the movie in question is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which the studio placed on indefinite hold in August.

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Disney severed ties with director/writer James Gunn in July after old tweets, some dating back more than a decade, resurfaced in which he made offensive comments about rape and pedophilia. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was reportedly targeted to start filming in early 2019 with a targeted release date of 2020, though Disney never officially confirmed the latter. Following Gunn's departure, the movie is still without a director.

Little is known about Marvel Studios' slate following the release of Avengers 4 next year, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that the studio is trying to focus on finishing up Phase Three before talking about Phase Four. However, Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is set to be the first film to release after Avengers 4, recently wrapped production. That movie is set to start just minutes after the conclusion of Avengers 4.

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly and Josh Brolin. The film arrives May 3, 2019.

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