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WWE: Batista lashes out at Disney, threatens to quit "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 August 2018, 11:05 IST

WWE superstar Dave Bautista also popularly known as Batista in an interview with ShortList, talked about the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' controversy. Batista criticised Disney production house on sudden removal of Director James Gunn from the Marvel project.

WWE fame Batista gained fame from wrestling during Ruthless Aggression Era alongside John Cena.

However, a few years back he has ascended to the top of the Hollywood realm. His most notable character was the role of Drax The Destroyer in the Marvel Universe movie series “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
It was after the old tweets of Gunn was brought to the forefront on social media where he allegedly joked about pedophilia made the Disney subsequently firing Gunn.

Batista has come out in support the Director, he said, "Nobody's defending his tweets, but this was a smear campaign on a good man…I spoke to Chris Pratt the day after it happened and he's a bit religious so he wanted time to pray and figure it out, but I was more like: 'f**k this. This is bulls**t.' James is one of the kindest, most decent people I've met,"
He even added that he was if Marvel doesn't use that script, then he will ask them to release him from his contract.

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First published: 8 August 2018, 11:05 IST