- Oct 28, 2017
They gave Batista what he wanted.
Do you have any decade old mistakes you'd like to reveal for us so that we can judge you and screw with your livelihood as though you're exactly the same person, and no amount of personal growth or sincere apologies matter at all? Grow up.
Like his comments were pretty well-known and he'd apologized for them multiple times in the past and obviously Disney knew about them when they hired him, so nothing about the whole deal ever felt like anything but the most transparently manufactured hit job in the world.This is *probably* the right decision.
Alt-right hit job or not, the remarks he made were pretty abhorrent. I'd bet Fox News would be all over it had their parent company just not sold most everything to Disney. I hope no one has anything more lying in wait for this moment.
However, reading the Deadline report, his contrition was also very on point and very human. I sincerely hope this is the beginning of the end of outright cancel culture, and we'll lay the pitchforks down for a moment and understand most people who do stupid things in the past typically don't have the same level of stupidity in them in the present.
You're right. Admitting you've made a mistake and correcting is a pointless endeavor that only shows weakness--Weird how this sarcastic sentences applies to Gunn and Disney now.
I mean if today is the day where we're getting fan wishes granted can I just get an r-rated Dark Avengers movie from him?
I’m sorry, but until you reveal some of those past mistakes I can’t tar and feather you as a terrible person and out you to your employer, omitting all the years of your life since.
They've even gone out of their way lately to keep a handful of their villains alive after their films if they wanted some returning characters. Homecoming, Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, etc.
I mean didn't Bautista literally say he would not be returning unless they got him back?
I suspect his pitch might've been turned into Suicide Squad 2 given the similarity in the premise.
It was about whether they used his script or not if I’m remembering right. But obviously this is the outcome he wanted most of all.
Interesting but the helmet is Nova's signature I do wonder what they plan to do with him
Replacing him was always a doomed endeavor. No other MCU property is intrinsically linked to its director the way GOTG is to Gunn, they're his passion project and it shows, in the tone, style, humour, etc. Others like Thor had different directors, writers (and a wildly different take in its third film), Cap was reinvented in his second film and kind of taken ownership of by the Russos (though Markus/McFeely wrote his whole trilogy), and so on. If you dropped Peyton Reed from an Ant-Man 3, that wouldn't really be a problem even though he did a good job and all with the first two. Other directors leave their stamps on their MCU but GOTG was different. Especially Vol. 2, that film clearly had so much of Gunn's personal passion poured into it.