Over the weekend, Dave Bautista Tweeted that he intends to do what he’s legally obligated to do in regards to his contract and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Now a new interview with the Drax actor is out that gives a different statement.
In an interview with the Shortlist, Bautista says he wants out of his contract if Marvel Studios doesn’t use Gunn’s script:
“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.
“I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”
He also referenced the statement that the cast made. Saying he doesn’t think it’ll result in Gunn being rehired, but:
“I don’t think [it] will get him re-hired,” Bautista said. “But I hope it opens people’s eyes to James’ character.”
So with that, the James Gunn roller coaster continues.