When Disney fired James Gunn from all future Marvel Studios projects, Dave Bautista had his back. The actor which Gunn made famous as Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was fiercely loyal to his friend and the loudest critic of Disney’s decision. While the studio has decided to do the right thing and welcome Gunn back with open arms, Bautista’s criticism could have potentially closed a few doors within the juggernaut that is Disney and he has now opened up about his decision.
The details came while the actor was at a press feature for his upcoming film ‘Stuber’ and wanted to clarify what he meant by threatening to not reprise his role as Drax when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and future cosmic films came around:
“No, it wasn’t that I was going to jump ship and do Suicide Squad. I was more at the point where I was like, ‘Fire me. I don’t care. You’re going to hear what I have to say.’ And this is the way I feel, and I think you made a bad call and I don’t care if you fire me because I feel this way. This is me being honest and me sticking up for my friend who was wronged,’ So that was it. It wasn’t about me — I’m not threatening to go do Suicide Squad, but I was just saying, ‘If things aren’t here, I’m just going to leave. I don’t want to be a part of this.'”
Thankfully, things have worked out as the MCU is going to see Drax back in action in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and hopefully beyond.
Did you think that we wouldn’t have Drax returning for any future cosmic films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Are you thrilled that things have worked out the way they did? Would you have wanted to see Bautista show up in ‘Suicide Squad’? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: ET Online