Dave Bautista Has No Bad Blood With Disney Following Rehire Of James Gunn

Following the scandal involving ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director, James Gunn, Dave Bautista proved to be the most loyal Guardian of all. Gunn was fired from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ when old Tweets surfaced in which Gunn seemed to mock rape and abuse, among other things. Before Gunn was reinstated, Bautista went so far as to threaten to leave Drax in the dust If Disney refused to make things right.

Bautista gave a recent interview in which he stated that he has mended fences with Disney and Marvel. He said:

“I hope it’s good. I never actually talked to anybody from Disney. I only ever talk to people from Marvel. And they were very understanding about the way I felt. I got people who are very understanding of where I stood. A lot of them just weren’t outspoken about it. And I just happened to be very outspoken about the way I felt.”

Bautista explained that he would have Gunn’s back no matter what, saying:

“James [Gunn] is my friend. I love him. He helped change my life and I know he’s a decent person. He was being attacked. And what do you do when your friends are being attacked? You defend them, or you’re not really a friend.”

Bautista’s interview took a turn when he was asked about spilling ‘Endgame’ spoilers. He said:

“I got a little grief for this which I felt horrible for. But you’re really kept in the dark for a lot of Marvel stuff, but for ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’ in particular you’re just really kept in the dark. I didn’t know how ‘Infinity War’ ended. I had no idea. We shot all our stuff out of sequence, bits and pieces, so I was never privy to scripts. We shot it a little over a year straight, both ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame,’ so I didn’t know which parts were gonna be in which movies. I was just really lost. But as we started doing press for ‘Infinity War,’ I had been talking to the press openly about my work schedule and that I’d been filming for a year on both these films, not knowing how the first film was going to end and that we were going to disintegrate.”

He continued, saying:

“I actually had a discussion with the Russo brothers, because all they saw was that headline: ‘Dave Bautista’s Giving Spoilers For ‘Endgame.’’ And I wasn’t at all. I was just talking very openly about my work schedule and that was before I knew that I was gonna be turned into dust!”

Since all seems to be well in the world of Disney, fans can expect to see Bautista as Drax in the next installment of the ‘Guardians’ franchise. Bautista will also appear in the R-rated comedy ‘Stuber,’ which opens July 12th.