'Guardians 3' Star Bautista Says Working for Disney Is 'Pretty Nauseating' After James Gunn Firing


Dave Bautista tweeted Sunday (Aug. 5) that he will appear in the third film because he is “obligated” to, but added that it’s “pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists cyber-Nazis.”

Dave Bautista on Sunday (Aug. 5) said he would appear in the Guardians the Galaxy Vol. 3, but he is not happy about it. A Twitter user asked the Drax actor if he would return to the Disney franchise after writer-director James Gunn was fired weeks ago after old, fensive tweets were resurfaced by Trump supporters. 

Bautista — who, along with the rest the cast, penned an open letter asking Gunn be reinstated immediately — said he would play Drax once more, but simply because it is a contract obligation. "I will do what I'm legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for," the actor wrote on social media. "GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG."

In the same post, he took a jab at Disney. "It's also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis," Bautista wrote. "That’s just how I feel." 

While all the main cast has commented on the situation, Bautista has been the most vocal about his disgust, sharing numerous tweets on the matter. After Disney announced Gunn would not be back for the Marvel film, the director and writer the first two Guardians films said he accepted their decision. 

A number stars and a throng fans came to Gunn's defense and shared their outrage over his termination.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.