Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Drax (Dave Bautista)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

Dave Bautista is in the dark on what’s happening with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. All he knows is that his director, James Gunn, is gone and the movie is on hold. He’s left, like us, with only speculative thoughts as to what will happen next, though his speculation is probably a bit more informed.

“It’s kind of a strange situation to be in now where we’ve lost our director for Guardians,” Bautista tells Digital Spy. “Guardians 3 is really up in the air and I don’t know what they’re going to do with it.”

Bautista went a step beyond GotG 3, however, suggesting the issues with that film could impact the next Avengers movie. “It’s on permanent hold for now, and that may make a difference in what they do with our characters in Avengers 4. To be honest with you, right now I really don’t know.”

Bautista has already completed most of his work on Avengers 4, as he spoils his character’s apparent return from the dust.”I know I’m in Avengers 4. I’ve shot most of it already. I do have two days of reshoots. But other than that, I have some really great scenes that I hope they use. But I guess that it remains to be seen what they’ll do with the characters.”

Among the Guardians cast, Bautista has been the most outspoken critic of Disney’s decision. Perhaps that has him a little worried about his scenes being cut, or the fate of his or other GotG characters being altered when Avengers 4 undergoes additional photography next month.

Bautista’s concerns are understandable, though I don’t believe there’s much to worry about regarding Avengers 4. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are no doubt committed to their story and will not be making any major changes due to behind-the-scenes drama for another film.

You can bet Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who’s already got enough problems to deal with on GotG Vol. 3, would not stand for that film’s issues spreading and impacting the conclusion to his studio’s 11-year, 22-movie narrative.

SOURCE: Digital Spy