Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista amplified his dissatisfaction at the firing of director James Gun today via a Twitter post.
“I will do what I’m legally obligated to do, but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for,” Bautista said. He went on to call it “pretty nauseating” to work for “someone who’d empower a smear campaign by facists #cybernazis.”
Bautista, who plays super-strong Drax in the series, was earlier part of an open letter calling for Gunn’s reinstatement. He also previously spoke out on his own about Gunn, who was fired when a years-old series of tweets were discovered and ruled out-of-bounds by Disney.
Bautista, a former wrestler and mixed martial artist who began his ascension as an actor in that film series, previously tweeted, “I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him.”
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.