Dave Bautista is standing up for his Kylosian friend.
Guardians of the Galaxy took a group of characters that even some hardcore Marvel fans didn’t know and turned them into one of the most popular franchises in the MCU, with one of the most standout characters being Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.
Unfortunately, some have felt that Marvel Studios hasn’t allowed Drax to reach his full potential – particularly Dave Bautista himself.
Dave Bautista Has Drax Feelings
In a recent interview with Collider, the pro wrestler turned actor was quick to express his disappointment with the way he’s had to portray the character. His biggest complaint? Not being able to explore Drax’s backstory.
“I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally. Because I think Drax has more of a story to tell,” he explained. “I think Drax has a really interesting backstory which they dropped the ball on. That’s no dig on Marvel. They had their slate, I know what they’re focused on, that’s what they have slated out. But man, I think they really missed the ball on Drax.”
“He has such a great backstory. Selfishly, as a performer, that would have given me the opportunity to show different sides of Drax, emotionally. And physically as well. Because, if you notice, Drax, although he looks like a badass, you look at him and he looks terrifying, but Drax gets his ass kicked more than any other Marvel character,” the Army of the Dead star continued.
“The whole ‘Destroyer’ thing they just threw that out the window…people just fell so in love with the comedic side of Drax they tapped into that, then they tapped into it more, then they really dug a hole into it. But we missed a huge boat on that character and I don’t think it’ll ever come back around.”
Bautista concluded by saying “I’m really just looking forward to finishing out this whole journey.”
With an upcoming appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 hitting theaters May 5th 2023 and a Disney+ Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas special on the horizon, there could still be time for Drax’s story to truly be told but only time will tell.
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