Dave Bautista more than eager to leave Drax behind. Find out why.
by Ana Walia | Fri, 06 Jan 2023 19:10:15 GMT
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. Image Source: Screenrant 

Dave Bautista is relieved.

Actor Dave Bautista, who plays the character of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Guardians of the Galaxy, is relieved that he gets to say his final goodbye to his character. Even though Dave Bautista loves his character Drax, he is looking forward to leaving behind a role that has stretched approximately ten years and 7 different Marvel Cinematic Universe projects.

During an interview with GQ Hype, Dave Bautista said that he is done portraying Drax after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will be out on May 5, 2023. He added that he is grateful for Drax and that he loves him, but he is also kind of relieved that it’s over and he will no longer be portraying him on-screen because it was not all pleasant to play the character so many times.

Dave added that it was hard playing that role, explaining that the makeup process was beating him down, and he just doesn’t know if he wants Drax to be his legacy—it’s a silly performance, and he wants to do more dramatic stuff. Back in 2021, Dave told Collider that he wished the makers had decided to invest more in Drax, trying to explain that he wants to believe Drax has a more compelling story to tell.

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The actor also said that he believes Drax has an intriguing backstory that they overlooked. That isn't a criticism of Marvel. They had a slate, and he knows what they were centered on and what they'd scheduled. Dave appears to believe that the creators dropped the ball on Drax adding that he has a fascinating background story. Dave Bautista went on to say that if Marvel had investigated the character more extensively, it would have allowed him to show different sides of Drax, both physically and emotionally.

During the interview, the actor told GQ Hype that he truly cares less about his career's fame and more about the quality of the films he makes. He explained that he doesn't give a fuck about being a movie star because he will not really live a big luxurious lifestyle and doesn't care about the limelight or fame. Dave stated that all he wants is to be a better actor, to be respected by his peers, and to be recognized. The actor stated that it is about the knowledge and experience that he has gained.

Dave Bautista's most substantial speaking role to date will be in M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller "Knock at the Cabin", and talking about the new thriller he said that by far the highest he has spoken in a film adding that just monologues on pages and pages. He added that they were shooting the film, which is an extremely expensive medium, and because they were shooting with only one camera, one doesn't have the luxury of editing noting that it was their only chance, to make the most of it. Dave stated that he want to recollect his dialogue, but not at the risk of losing the sentimentality of the scene.

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Dave Bautista co-stars along with actors including Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. For the third and final part of the movie, the Guardians will be facing off Adam Warlock, played by Will Poulter, as their last adventure in the MCU. Dave Bautista has also appeared as Drax in other movies including Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Thor: Ragnarok

The actor recently appeared alongside Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, and other A-listers in Rian Johnson's murder mystery Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Dave will also appear in the upcoming Dune sequel, alongside Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, and others, and said to GQ that if he can just be number one on the call sheet with Denis, he would do so for fucking free because he believes that's how he'll discover out how nice he is. Dave concluded that the director helps to bring out my best attributes because he sees him in a different manner; he sees the actor Dave aspires to be and that might be how he solves the puzzle.