Disney’s firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn could open the doors to a reboot of the hit franchise.
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer recently spoke out for the first time following Disney’s dismal of Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn. Bautista explained in an interview with Shortlist that he’s not interested in being in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie if the movie’s script is changed.
“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.”
Bautista added, “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.”
James Gunn came under fire for insensitive tweets made some years ago. Just last week, the franchise’s entire cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bautista joined together, singing an open letter ins support of Gunn, requesting to have him reinstated onto the project.
However, according to a report by Forbes, Disney’s firing of James Gunn could allow Marvel to reboot the entire franchise. Scott Mendelson, contributor to the news outlet’s Hollywood and Entertainment division explained that the cast does not have to come back.
“Walt Disney and Marvel may be able to let them go if they really don’t want to come back.” Mendelson argues, “this situation may represent a chance to experiment with the notion of soft reboots for Marvel’s most popular franchises. Guardians 3 can be a test case.”
But as Mendelson points out, will audiences run to see a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy without the movie’s original cast?