Dave Bautista has mocked Disney every step of the way since they fired
his “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn on July 20, so it’s
not too much of a surprise the wrestler-turned-actor took to Twitter to
slam the studio following reports that Gunn will remain fired despite
fans and the “Guardians” cast pushing for his reinstatement. Bautista,
who plays Drax the Destroyer, evoked Donald Trump and MAGA when reacting
to the latest news.
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“Thanks, Disney!” Bautista sarcastically wrote, tagging Disney’s
official account. The actor was responding to ScreenCrush’s article
about the recent meeting between Gunn and Disney chairman Alan Horn. The
filmmaker was informed at the meeting that he would remain fired from
the “Guardians” franchise. The next “Guardians” movie is set to begin
production at the start of 2019 and already has a tentative 2020 release
date. Marvel boss Kevin Feige is expected to begin looking for a
replacement director immediately.
Bautista ended his tweet by subtly referencing Disney and Donald Trump
in the same breath. The actor wrote: “Make America Great Again.”
While the entire “Guardians” cast published an open letter supporting
Gunn after he was fired over controversial jokes he made on Twitter
several years ago, Bautista has been the most outspoken of the group.
The actor has made headlines for criticizing Disney, saying it’s
“nauseating” to have to return to work for the company following Gunn’s
departure. Bautista threatened to get out of his contact for the next
sequel should Disney trash Gunn’s script.