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Dave Bautista Threatens to Quit Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Calls Firing of James Gunn ‘Nauseating’

Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is threatening to walk away from the franchise in his latest comments on the firing of director James Gunn.

Gunn was fired amid controversy last month after alt-right bloggers dug up several old tweets of his containing jokes about pedophilia. Shortly after this happened, Bautista and the other stars of the Guardians films released a joint statement showing solidarity with Gunn and asking for a reversal of his termination.

Last night, Bautista got on Twitter and told people that he’s still legally obligated to play Drax the Destroyer again when Vol. 3 comes out. However, he also says its “nauseating” to work for Disney when they’re playing into a “smear campaign” led by fascists and “cybernazis.”

Bautista took this up a notch in a new interview with Shortlist, saying he won’t go on if Gunn’s script gets thrown out.

“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,” Bautista said. “I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”

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