Shortlist insinuates that the most literal character in the universes may not return for the third installment if James Gunn's script for the film is not used.without Drax? A new interview with Dave Bautista from
"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", Bautista said.
"I'd be doing James a disservice if I didn't." Bautista called it a "smear campaign on a good man", saying while he didn't think thewould get Gunn rehired, he "hope it opens people's eyes to James' character".
Disney has not announced where it is on finding a new director or reworking the current script from Gunn.
Earlier on Monday, Bautista tweeted that he finds working for the global media powerhouse "pretty nauseating".
He has been an outspoken advocate of Gunn's on Twitter and has a pretty strict no-nonsense approach on the site, previously calling the dismissal "bullshit". Though the firing won't see Bautista quit the production ("I will do what Im legally obligated to do", he says), he didn't mince words on Sunday, calling out Disney for empowering "a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis".
On July 20,as director after tweets from 2008 were resurfaced by a far-right commentator Mike Cernovich. Since then, fans and industry figures have come out in support of Gunn. as director of the third film on July 30.
CNET reached out to Disney for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.
First published Aug. 5, 8:46 p.m. PT.
Updated Aug. 6, 4:08 p.m. PT to add new comments from Shortlist interview.
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