Dave Bautista to Quit His Role as Drax the Destroyer if Original Script Is Not Used

A ‘GOTG’ without James Gunn is not what he signed up for.

By //Entertainment

It seems as though the Guardians of the Galaxy/James Gunn plot thickens, as Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer recently spoke out for the first time following the director’s dismissal for insensitive tweets made some years ago. Just last week, the franchise’s entire cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bautista himself, banded together, signing an open letter in support of Gunn, while requesting to have him reinstated onto the project.

Over this past weekend, Bautista engaged with a Twitter follower, saying he would fulfill his obligation to remain on and play his role, however, sang a different tune when speaking with Shortlist, stating “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. Later adding, “I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”

Also in the interview, the actor had the following to say:

“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 bullshit. James is one of the kindest, most decent people I’ve met.”

Be sure to stay tuned as the story unfolds. Meanwhile, in other entertainment news, Marvel reportedly pulled the plug on Donald Glover’s Deadpool series.

Read Full Article
Source
Shortlist
DisneyMarvelMarvel ComicsGuardians of the GalaxyJames GunnDave BautistaGuardians of the Galaxy 3

You may also like

Cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sign Open Letter to Reinstate James Gunn
Entertainment

Cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sign Open Letter to Reinstate James Gunn

“I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of ‘Volume 3.’”
6,497 Hypes 39 Comments
Donald Glover Leaks the Script to His Cancelled Deadpool Animated Series
Entertainment

Donald Glover Leaks the Script to His Cancelled Deadpool Animated Series

“Do you think they canceled the show because of racism?!”
13,318 Hypes 21 Comments
Ben Affleck Unlikely to Reprise His Role as Batman in Next Film
Entertainment

Ben Affleck Unlikely to Reprise His Role as Batman in Next Film

Trading in for a younger model?
5,183 Hypes 23 Comments
Diddy Shares His Thoughts on Drake Not Responding to Pusha T's "The Story of Adidon"
Music

Diddy Shares His Thoughts on Drake Not Responding to Pusha T's "The Story of Adidon"

“Tupac hit us with ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ and that was cold.”
36,935 Hypes 37 Comments


What to Read Next

Pharrell & adidas Originals Officially Reveal “SOLARHU” Pack in New Lookbook
Footwear

Pharrell & adidas Originals Officially Reveal “SOLARHU” Pack in New Lookbook

Inspired by East Africa.

XLARGE® & 'Dragon Ball Z' Come Together For a Pastel-Colored Capsule Collection
Fashion

XLARGE® & 'Dragon Ball Z' Come Together For a Pastel-Colored Capsule Collection

Featuring Kid Trunks, Kid Buu and Bulma.

Notorious B.I.G. Film Starring Johnny Depp Gets Pulled From Theater Release
Music

Notorious B.I.G. Film Starring Johnny Depp Gets Pulled From Theater Release

No new date has been set.


Jon Wexler Teases a New Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail Colorway
Footwear

Jon Wexler Teases a New Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail Colorway

Reserved for friends & family only.

'Slice' Starring Chance the Rapper Gets a Gory Cartoon Poster
Music

'Slice' Starring Chance the Rapper Gets a Gory Cartoon Poster

Featuring a decapitated Little Caesars mascot.

'Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition' Welcomes New Abe Lincoln-Inspired Character
Entertainment

'Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition' Welcomes New Abe Lincoln-Inspired Character

“I’ll fight this battle. Why? Because it is my duty.”

More ▾