Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista says THIS is how Marvel reacted to his stand on James Gunn

Avengers: Endgame star Dave Bautista stood up for Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn when inappropriate tweets from his past resurfaced last year. The actor recently revealed how Marvel Studios reacted to his support to James Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista says THIS is how Marvel reacted to his stand on James GunnGuardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista says THIS is how Marvel reacted to his stand on James Gunn
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Guardians of the Galaxy franchise went through a rough patch last year. Marvel Studios found themselves in between a controversy when inappropriate tweets shared by James Gunn years ago. The director was fired from his directorial duties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast found themselves in hot waters when the news broke out. However, Dave Bautista was unabashedly supporting Gunn through it all. The actor, who plays Drax in the GotG franchise, threatened to quit if James Gunn is not reappointed. In several interviews, he spoke in favour of the director. 

The director eventually was roped back into the MCU and handed back the duties to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. The actor was recently asked about Disney's reaction to his threats and his stand on Gunn. To which he said that while he did not speak to anyone from the Mouse House, the people at Marvel were very understanding about his stand. 

"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. 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," he told Collider. He also spoke about defending Gunn when the controversy broke open. He said, "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." 

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While Gunn's contract with Marvel Studios was terminated, he was roped in by Warner Bros to helm Suicide Squad 2. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 in the making, the filmmaker has many projects in his kitty. Meanwhile, Dave was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. The actor reprised his Marvel character for the movie. He will be seen playing Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. 

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