In fact, in the wake of Gunn’s dismissal, Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the films, tweeted that he finds working for the global media powerhouse “pretty nauseating”.
He has been an outspoken advocate of Gunn’s on Twitter and has a pretty strict no-nonsense approach on the site, previously calling the dismissal “bullshit”. Though the firing won’t see Bautista quit the production (“I will do what Im legally obligated to do”, he says), he didn’t mince words on Sunday, calling out Disney for empowering “a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis”.
On July 20,as director after tweets from 2008 were resurfaced by a far-right commentator Mike Cernovich. Since then, fans and industry figures have come out in support of Gunn. as director of the third film on July 30.
CNET reached out to Disney for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.
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