Dave Bautista has been very vocal in his support of director James Gunn after he was fired from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and now he might leave alongside him…
Dave Bautista is not happy with Disney these days.
The man who brings Drax the Destroyer to live in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ films as well as ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has been quite vocal in his opposition to Disney firing director James Gunn over some controversial tweets that surfaced back in July.
The tweets were from long before Gunn was employed by Disney and he later apologized for what was said but the damage was already done in Disney’s eyes as they split with the man who wrote and directed the first two ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ films.
While the entire ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel penned a letter in support of Gunn after his firing, Bautista has definitely been the loudest amongst them showing support for the director.
As of now, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ has been put on hold while Disney attempts to figure out where to go with the franchise now that Gunn is gone but Bautista says he may not return to do the third movie over his disdain for how Disney treated the director.
“It’s a bitter-sweet conversation — no it’s a bitter-bitter conversation because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn,” Bautista told the ‘Jonathan Ross Show’ recently.
“They’re putting the movie off. It’s on hold indefinitely. To be honest with you I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
There’s been no word on how long it might take Disney to salvage the movie considering Gunn was the driving force behind the first two ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies, not to mention the cast showing unwavering support for him after he was fired.
Bautista had previously said that if Disney attempted to move forward on the third ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movie without at least using Gunn’s script that he would drop out of the film.
Now it sounds like the former WWE superstar turned actor might be on his way out either way as he continues to speak out against Disney and their decision to split with Gunn.
One thing is for certain — no matter who Disney finally selects to handle the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies going forward, they are going to be stepping into an impossibly tough situation with a cast who adored Gunn and a style that he brought to those films that will be awfully difficult to duplicate.