Dave Bautista. Picture: Bang Showbiz
Dave Bautista. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Dave Bautista: I might not return to Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Sep 3, 2018

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Dave Bautista has revealed he might not be coming back to Marvel's Cinematic Universe because he is unsure if he still wants "to work for Disney" following the controversial sacking of director James Gunn.

The 49-year-old actor has confessed he doesn't know whether he'll reprise the role of Drax in the scheduled Marvel movie following the decision to fire director James Gunn over a series of controversial tweets he previously posted.

He explained: "It's a bittersweet conversation. No, it's a bitter-bitter conversation, because I'm not really happy with what they've done with James Gunn. 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."

The wrestler-turned-actor joined his co-stars - who include the likes of Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana - in coming out in support of the director.

And Dave doesn't have any regrets about what he's said and the stance he's taken on the issue. 

He told 'The Jonathan Ross Show': "I've been very vocal about the way I feel. I am not afraid to admit how I feel."

Meanwhile, Variety previously reported that Disney is definitely not going to rehire James as the director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'.

Disney has no intention of changing its mind, even though the film's star-studded cast has come out in support of the director.

Disney and Marvel both consider Gunn's tweets to be completely unacceptable in the #MeToo era, according to Variety, which reported that Disney is determined to protect its family-friendly image.

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