- “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista wants to join fired director James Gunn, who was fired from directing the next “Guardians” movie, on his next project: “Suicide Squad 2.”
- “Where do I sign up?” Bautista tweeted on Tuesday after Warner Bros. confirmed that Gunn will write the “Suicide Squad” sequel.
- Disney fired Gunn from the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie in July after offensive tweets from Gunn resurfaced.
- Bautista has been the most vocal “Guardians” star to speak out against Disney since Gunn’s firing.
Fired “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is jumping ship from Marvel to DC, and “Guardians” star Dave Bautista wants to come along for the ride.
After Warner Bros. confirmed that Gunn will write “Suicide Squad 2” on Tuesday, Bautista – who plays Drax in the “Guardians” movies and “Avengers: Infinity War” – tweeted, “Where do I sign up!”
Where do I sign up! James Gunn Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ To Write And Possibly Direct – Deadline https://t.co/OwdDbAm1Ks
— Super Duper Fly (@DaveBautista) October 9, 2018
Disney fired Gunn from the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie in July after offensive tweets from the director resurfaced. While the entire “Guardians” cast released a statement in support of Gunn, Bautista has been the most vocal critic of Disney’s actions. He has said that it’s “nauseating” to work for the company now, and he even threatened to quit if Gunn’s script for “Guards of the Galaxy 3” isn’t used. His comments about “Suicide Squad 2” further imply that he wants to ditch the Marvel Cinematic Universe and go to its competition.
Gunn had finished the script for “Guardians 3” before he was fired, but the movie has been delayed indefinitely in the wake of his firing.
Gunn’s brother, Sean Gunn, also reacted to the news on Tuesday.
— Sean Gunn (@seangunn) October 9, 2018
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