It doesn't look like Dave Bautista has any issues with potentially burning bridges with Disney. The Guardians Of The Galaxy star has once again been talking about the studio's decision to fire James Gunn from the third Guardians movie after offensive tweets came to light.
The film is now on "indefinite delay" even as fans and Hollywood stars openly supported Gunn and threw their weight behind a campaign to reinstate him. Famously, that included the whole Guardians cast who sent an open letter to Disney. Bautista went further though, tweeting his disdain and publicly talking about Disney's firing of Gunn in terms that are probably best called undiplomatic.
And as Disney have reaffirmed their unlikeliness to rehire Gunn, he's doubled down on comments concerning his willingness to even return to the sequel.
Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, Bautista once again cast doubt on his return, talking of his unhappiness and his uncertainty about the future:
"Yeah, there’s a bit of an issue. It’s a bittersweet conversation. No, it's a bitter-bitter conversation because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn. They’re putting the movie off - it’s on hold indefinitely - and, to be honest with you, I don’t know if I wanna work for Disney. You know, I've been very vocal about the way I feel, and I'm not afraid to admit how I feel."
Disney are currently working out where to go next with the Guardians franchise (and the MCU in general) and the longer they leave replacing Gunn, the more doubt there will be over their returning cast. Sadly, though, it's hard to really see how Bautista can come back from this.
Maybe it's time for Disney to call in John Cena to replace him...?