Dave Bautista, who has played Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously announced that he will be retiring from the role upon James Gunn’s completion. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Recently, while appearing on The Ellen Show, Dave has shed some light on his decision and how he was overwhelmed by such a massive fan response to his call to part with the Guardians.
Dave Bautista Addressed how his old age and the shirtless sequences he shoots due to the fact that his character has to stay undressed from the upper body (Drax has sensitive nipples) are some of the reasons he finds it difficult to play the character. Bautista previously joked about “getting sagged” in a Twitter post, where he responded that fans were out of alignment with his decision. However, it turned out to be no joke. When he spoke to Ellen on her show, he emphasized that fact.
“I’ll be 54 years old by the time 3 ‘ [GOTG Vol. 3] comes out, and the shirtless thing gets harder and harder for me; [and] the journey is complete and i’m just ready to step aside a bit and wrap it up. “
Drax is a bulky and physically brutal character to portray. Despite his bad and unconsciously nonsensical humor that makes him comical and admirable, he is believed to have a strong physique and personality. Since Drax doesn’t need to have a shirt at all, it puts pressure on Bautista to train accordingly so that the character looks attractive. Obviously, given his age, that kind of training and dedication comes with paved difficulties, which is why the reason seems more logical when you look that way.
In addition to citing this reason, Dave Bautista also expressed surprise at the reaction of fans when he learned that he would Guardians of the Universe after Full. 3. Apparently he didn’t accept such a huge fan response and was probably unaware of his following and people’s love for the character.
“I thought everyone assumed this is how it works.”
Dave Bautista started playing Drax in 2014 Guardians of the Universe. His performance as Drax in Full. 2 put him in the spotlight of fans, as he was loved for his funny yet ridiculously mischievous nature, which made him strangely forthright and forthright when it comes to expressing his feelings and opinions. Drax later reprized his role in ensemble Avengers: Infinity War and appeared in its sequel Avengers: Endgame.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be not only Bautista’s last appearance in the MCU, but probably also James Gunn’s last appearance on the directing duties of the series. Bautista also cited James Gunn’s departure from the franchise after completing his intended vision of the Guardians’ characters and story. He said,
“We’re working in trilogies and James Gunn has already announced it’s his last movie, and when James is done, I’m done.”
Dave Bautista would be missed by fans after leaving the role. However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 won’t be his only outing in the MCU. Dave Bautista will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder along with the rest of the Guardians’ teammates and would also play his part Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, who would lead James Gunn.
Currently, Dave Bautista is enjoying an early positive response to his next Army of the Dead. Bautista will also perform as part of the ensemble in Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune. He is also cast Knives out 2 alongside Daniel Craig and Edward Norton.
Recently, Bautista advocated playing Bane, the famous DC Comics villain and Batman’s nemesis. He confirmed he pitched an idea to Warner Bros. that was rejected by the studio. However, he still believes in his intended version of the character previously played by Tom Hardy in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. While there is no hope whatsoever of seeing him slide into DC’s superhero stories, fans would certainly want his wish come true. This news comes from ScreenRant.
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