Dave Bautista Reflects On His Comments on James Gunn’s Firing


It’s no secret that Dave Bautista was one of the most vocal voices of displeasure when James Gunn was fired from Disney. The former WWE star threatened to walk away from Disney after having worked with Gunn for the first and second Guardians of the Galaxy films. Now that Gunn is back with Disney, we can all let out a collective sigh of relief. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is happening and everyone is coming back, including Bautista.

So, what does Bautista think of his outspoken view of the situation now that all is well again? Collider asked about the actor’s relationship with Disney:

“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.”

He continued:

“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 was vocal and to him, he was simply standing up for his friend. After all, while Gunn’s tweets were not at all okay, it’s clear that the studios knew about them even beforehand and Gunn had acknowledged them years prior when he was first brought on by Disney.

Bautista commented:

“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.”

Now we are getting Gunn in both the DCEU and the MCU again, so it’s a good day!

Source: CB