It was reported earlier today that Dave Bautista will fulfill his commitments for Marvel when filming for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 takes place.
It seems that is not the case anymore as Bautista just threaten to leave the production if Gunn is not rehired. Going as far as to say it’ll be a “disservice” if he didn’t step away.
“Nobody’s defending his tweets, but this was a smear campaign on a good man. 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: f*ck this. This is bullsh*t. James is one of the kindest, most decent people I’ve met.”
Bautista went on to confirm that Gunn has turned in the script for GOTG V3 and expressed his sentiments on what would happen if Gunn’s script isn’t used.
“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.
“I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”
Bautista has made these comments during the promotion for his film Final Score. At the following moment, Disney nor Marvel have yet to release a statement on Bautista’s comments.
A Possible Recast
Rumors have been circulating that if the current cast of Guardians is refusing to work due to Gunn’s firing there may be a whole recast but it is too early to tell if those rumors are true.