Dave Bautista Will leave Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 If Marvel Drops James Gunn's Script
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 controversy continues, as Dave Bautista has even more some strong words about director James Gunn's recent firing. If Disney thought the recent joint-statement from the Guardians of the Galaxy cast was the end of the controversy that has followed the firing of writer/director James Gunn, it was mistaken. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Marvel series, has more to say about his future with the series.
While Dave Bautista is contractually obligated to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, there could be some problems if Marvel plans on doing completely away with Gunn's work on the next film, including his completed script. In an interview with Shortlist, Bautista drew a line in the sand about appearing in the third Guardians movie without Gunn's direction: "Nobody's defending his tweets, but this was a smear campaign on a good man," Bautista said. "I spoke to Chris Pratt the day after it happened, and he's a bit religious, so he wanted time to pray and figure it out, but I was more like: 'f*** this. This is bullshit.' James is one of the kindest, most decent people I’ve met… Where I’m at right now is that if [Marvel] don't use that script, then I'm going to ask them to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me. I'd be doing James a disservice if I didn't."
At this time, Disney and Marvel have not commented about the possibility of Gunn's return--which seems unlikely--or whether or not they will be using the writer/director's script for the next movie.