- “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista continued to voice his displeasure with director James Gunn’s firing over the weekend.
- Bautista tweeted that it was “nauseating” to work for Disney, which he said empowered “fascists.”
- He also said that he would do what he was “legally obligated” to do for the third film, but “Guardians” without Gunn was not what he signed up for.
- Kurt Russell, who played the villain Ego in last year’s sequel, also broke his silence and told Variety, “we’re getting a little too sensitive on maybe some of the wrong people.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, has been the most outspoken of the entire cast since Disney fired director James Gunn from the third movie. Bautista continued to voice his displeasure over the weekend, and called out Disney.
Bautista said he would return for the third movie, but that he wasn’t happy about it. He tweeted on Sunday that he’d “do what I’m legally obligated to do” but that “Guardians” without Gunn was “not what I signed up for.”
He added, “Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists,” referring to the conservative personalities who uncovered the old tweets that got Gunn fired.
I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel https://t.co/Ym4FwruVDu
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 5, 2018
Disney fired Gunn last month after a series of offensive tweets resurfaced in which Gunn joked about rape and pedophilia.
The entire main cast of the “Guardians” movies released an open letter in support of Gunn last week, and many of the actors called for him to be reinstated. Despite this, Disney will reportedly stick to its decision and not rehire him, according to Variety, which cited anonymous sources.
Kurt Russell, who played the villain Ego in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” last year, also broke his silence recently. The actor told Variety, “It’s sad. But it’s a part of our fabric now, and I get it. But I do think we’re getting a little too sensitive on maybe some of the wrong people.”