Although the Hollywood Reporter says one source categorises the hold as "temporary" and a "regrouping", the logistics of the situation mean fans should not look to a 2020 release date any more with any confidence.
"The timeline has been pushed out", added another source.
Actor Dave Bautista - who plays Drax the Destroyer - has been especially outspoken and has suggested he would be prepared to be cut from the series if Gunn - who wrote and directed the first two films - does not return. However, after the filmmaker's problematic old tweets resurfaced online, he was sacked from the project by Disney.
The film's cast, as well as many other people in the industry, have spoken out about the precedent that this sets for the studio of firing someone for things they did before being hired.
It appears that Marvel Studios isn't keen on turning Guardians of the Galaxy 3 into another Ant-Man-like race to the finish line.
Sears store in Hamilton Mall to close
The stores to be shuttered includes 33 Sears and 13 Kmart stores, with several affiliated Sears Auto locations impacted. Excluding Sears Canada, the retailer operated 3,530 stores at the beginning of 2009, according to regulatory filings .