Warner Bros. And Other Major Studios Circling Former MCU Director James Gunn

Dave Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn immediately fired Gunn. One of the major studios includes Warner Bros., which has poached filmmakers from Marvel before to help shepherd its struggling DC Extended Universe. Or could they even be considering having Gunn return to the production?

Before all that comes the settlement between James Gunn and Disney, though.

After firing James Gunn for a number of sickening Tweets involving pedophilia, child pornography, and molestation as well as a potential FBI investigation into possession of child pornography, a new rumor indicates Disney is also scrapping Gunn's script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Well, Bautista has now been chatting to Shortlist about the whole situation, and again, he's certainly not mincing his words as he reveals that he'll ask to be released from his contract if Marvel doesn't use James Gunn's script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Until that final exit is settled, no studio can officially make an overture for his next project. When evaluating Disney's decision to fire Gunn, I'm not sure it matters who found the tweets, only that that they exist. Formal offers to Gunn aren't being made until his exit negotiations with Disney are completed, with sources saying that Gunn might receive an estimated payout of $7 million to $10 million.

Read the Den of Geek SDCC 2018 Special Edition Magazine Here! Disney needs to decide if they're moving forward with Gunn's script (and if they don't, they should be prepared for a whole new series of headaches).

The wrestler-turned-movie star, who portrays Drax the Destroyer in Disney's big screen adaptations of the Marvel comic books, has made it clear he is not happy that Gunn will no longer be in charge of the franchise, following his dismissal in July, when old tweets he sent joking about rape and paedophilia were unearthed by conservative critics. Admittedly though, he apologized for such "edgy" and crude behavior six years ago when he began working for Disney, and has indeed stopped making the type of dark humor he did before Disney hired him-well aware of at least his previous films, if not his social media image.

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