Bautista, who plays Drax The Destroyer, has said that he'll honour his contractual obligations, but in an excoriating tweet he ensured that his employers know how unhappy he is about it.
"It's also pretty nauseating to work for someone who'd empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis", Bautista added.
Of all the many question marks now lingering over Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (and believe us, there are a few), many are beginning to wonder if Dave Bautista will ever reprise the role of Drax the Destroyer.
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Though the beloved director apologized and Hollywood, including the full Guardians cast, all rallied around him, the damage had already been done, with Disney severing their business ties with him.
Metro UK have contacted Dave Bautista's reps for comment. While we love the Guardians, they are ultimately one cog in the big Marvel Studios machine, and in efforts to stay away from anything Gunn, I wouldn't be surprised if they nixed the script and pushed the movie back a couple years.
Gunn was sacked amid controversy last month after alt-right bloggers dug up several old tweets of his containing jokes about pedophilia. However, Bautista is the first cast member to explicitly mention the alt-right roots in the Gunn controversy, which is encouraging. "He has a wonderful heart and a wonderful mind".
Bautista's aggressive stance stands in sharp contrast to some of his co-stars: "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: fuck this".
Mr. Gunn apologized on July 20 for his pedophile tweets by saying he was trying to be a "provocateur" at that point in his life. "But I hope it opens people's eyes to James' character".