Guardians of the Galaxy: Bautista Implies His Vol. 3 Role Is Up in the Air

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With Disney and Marvel Studios opting to delay Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 indefinitely, fans have plenty of questions as to how that will affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. However, fans may not be the only ones with questions regarding Marvel's cinematic future. Actor Dave Bautista is now seemingly questioning his own fate with the MCU following the delay of Vol. 3.

In an interview with The Jonathan Ross Show, Bautista was asked about his involvement in the third film. As many will note, Bautista has been incredibly vocal following Disney's decision to part ways with writer-director James Gunn and has, on numerous occasions, suggested he may not return for the third film because of the situation. While talking to Ross, Bautista seemed to reaffirm this, saying, "Yeah, there's a bit of an issue. It's a bittersweet conversation, um... 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."

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While we know the Guardians -- or at least, most of them -- are set to return in Avengers 4 thanks to Bautista's earlier comments, it remains to be seen what happens beyond that. As it stands, it's expected Marvel Studios will use Gunn's script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, although it's thought that whatever director is brought in to helm the film will get the chance to tweak the script to their liking. Judging by the decision to indefinitely delay the project, it would appear the studio is keen on taking its time to find the right replacement for Gunn.

Bautista has previously stated that he will finish his contractual obligations if Gunn's script is used, but that he has no intention of working for Disney beyond Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Of course, since then, the actor has gone on to bash the Mouse House in the press and -- while Disney has been quiet on the matter -- it is entirely possible Drax won't return for the third Guardians film.

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