Things took a dramatic turn in 2018 when Marvel decided to fire James Gunn from their Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise. It created an uproar and the world was split in two. But one person who constantly stood behind the filmmaker was his Drax The Destroyer aka Dave Bautista. The actor once again decided to open up frankly and called it a political attack on his friend Gunn.
Conversely, at the time, James Gunn was facing a massive backlash for some offensive tweets that were up his sleeve. They were made ten years ago, but the effect is in now and the studio has decided to cut ties with it. Of course, they rehired him for Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3, six months after he was fired. Dave Bautista is now opening up to the same thing.
Speaking about the feud between James Gunn and Comicbook, Dave Bautista said, “Back then it was horrible… I got beaten up and hit and threatened. I was also having a hard time with Disney, but I just felt like I was doing the right thing. I felt like a friend – a guy who really took it out on me and somehow changed my life – was being attacked unfairly.
Dave Bautista explained. “He was unfairly attacked, and then he was unfairly punished. I just couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t say anything, but at the time it was horrible. It was horrible. I literally stayed on social media at that point even though I was just beaten up and beaten up I stuck on it because I knew if no one spoke up for him there was just no chance . It was part of the political climate, of the things that were happening. It was just still a lot bigger than James, it was like a big message they were sending. It was a personal and political attack on James Gunn.
Dave, who explained how the firing of James Gunn was a bad decision, and Disney quickly came to a conclusion, said: ‘Luckily they hired him back and because he was already part of Suicide Squad , things got rearranged and the Guardians got pushed, but it’s a fact of the matter, man, we do. We’re making this movie, we’ll get into it later this year. It is signed, sealed and delivered to do so, and I am delighted with it. We will end this story.
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 hit theaters in 2023.
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