Posting on social media can land celebrities in hot water. According to Daniel Richtman, Dave Bautista has Marvel executives a little worried as Disney may or may not do something about some of his recent posts on Twitter. As this is a bit up in the air, proceed with caution and grab a few grains of salt as nothing is too concrete regarding his situation.
The reported tweets from Dave Bautista come from a series of politically charged retweets and individual tweets. He was criticizing and insulting some Republican representatives like Representative Paul Gosar in Arizona.
Dave Bautista also made an agreement to a tweet from the official count for the non-profit organization VoteVets, which was referring to the terrorist attack on the capital on January 6.
While the possibility of something happening between Dave Bautista and Disney is low, it would not be the only time actions have been taken against celebrities for their social media posts. Ironically enough, it was James Gunn who got fired from Disney, the same man who works with the former WWE wrestler on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Due to decade-old tweets that were full of raunchy jokes, he was called out for it and released from working with Marvel. Not to say that this will happen to the actor, but it is a possibility with these past actions taken by the Big Mouse.
The risk for Dave Bautista is pretty low. The director was reinstated almost a year later, so even the harshest decisions from the corporate overlords may not last forever and may turn around completely with support from peers and fans. Meanwhile, when it comes to the actor, his time is almost over at Marvel. After the third Guardians of the Galaxy and the cosmic Holiday Special, he will be done playing Drax. He said earlier this year that is what he plans to do as he gets older and wants to move on to other projects.
In trouble or not, Dave Bautista has had a mighty career outside of Disney with a variety of different genres of films, from action-packed zombie flicks to sci-fi epics. Last month, he was in Zack Snyder’s return to the undead with Army of the Dead. Leading that movie, he will play a smaller role in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which has a massive cast with Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars Episode: VII – IX), and David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad). It will mark the second collaboration between the Marvel actor and Villeneuve as Bautista appeared in Blade Runner 2049.
For his time left with Disney, audiences can catch him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 23, 2023. For the Holiday Special, fans can catch it on Disney Plus, December 2022. After a multitude of delays, Dune will release in theaters and on HBO Max on October 1.