And now, star Dave Bautista – who plays homicidal alien Drax in the zippy sci-fi franchise – has suggested that even if the film does get back on track, he isn’t wildly keen on working for Disney, citing their decision to fire Gunn as a difficult thing for him to work past.
“It’s a bitter-sweet conversation — um, no it’s a bitter-bitter conversation because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn,” Bautista explained on the Jonathan Ross show.
“They’re putting the movie off,” he added. “It’s on hold indefinitely. To be honest with you I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
Previously, Bautista had suggested that he’d quit the project if the studio didn’t use Gunn’s already-written script, while also describing working with the House of Mouse as “nauseating” given their decision to axe the director.
However, this latest admission seems to take things a step further, and inspired host Ross to comment on how unusually forthright Bautista was being for a Hollywood star.
“I’m not afraid to admit the way I feel,” he explained.