In recent days, Bautista - who plays Drax in the hugely successful franchise - has claimed that it's 'nauseating' to work for "someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists", and now he's gone one step further by allegedly threatening to quit altogether.
ShortList report that Bautista has said that if Gunn's original script is not used, he is going to ask Marvel to release him from his contract.
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*ck this. This is bullshit. James is one of the kindest, most decent people I’ve met."
He continued: "Where I’m at right now is that if [Marvel] don’t use that script, then I’m going to ask them to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me. I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t."
Disney have yet to announce a replacement for Gunn.