James Gunn’s firing from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has sent shockwaves across social media. Despite the cast’s support of the filmmaker, Disney and Marvel are reportedly not planning to rehire him. No cast member has been more vocal than Dave Bautista, who plays Drax. Bautista has consistently praised Gunn and criticized Disney on Twitter, and in his latest comments, he shares his lack of interest in continuing the franchise without Gunn.
On Twitter, Bautista said last night that he would do Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 just to fill contractual obligations. Clearly, he is unsatisfied by the idea of continuing in the role of Drax without the director who hired him to begin with.
I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel https://t.co/Ym4FwruVDu
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 5, 2018
Bautista is playing hardball here with Disney. It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out, with his character already being in a difficult spot after Avengers: Infinity War. Stay tuned for more news as it comes.
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