Dave Bautista will soon be done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It’s been some time since the comedian confirmed that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” would be his final appearance as Drax. He has just published a short message on his Instagram account to formalize his departure.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Last lap
Since Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, Dave Bautista is the face of Drax the Destroyer in the MCU. A funny and quirky character, a little stupid, with disproportionate strength, and who has aroused a lot of attachment to fans. The actor is then returned three times in the skin of the character: in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2in Avengers: Infinity War and in Avengers: Endgame.
His fans will be able to find another three occasions. In Thor: Love and Thunder, expected on July 13 at the cinema. Then, in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, scheduled for next December on Disney+. And finally in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3which will be released on May 3, 2023, and should logically mark his final appearance as Drax.
Dave Bautista bids farewell
The filming of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 just concluded under the direction of James Gunn. The comedian Dave Bautista took advantage of this end clap to leave a short farewell message on his Instagram account. He shared a photograph of himself surrounded by his longtime colleagues (from left to right): Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, James Gunn, Chris Pratt, and Karen Gillan. The opportunity also for him to remind his fans that the Marvel adventure is over:
“I haven’t found the words yet. It ended so suddenly and I was already on my next movie before I could even digest it all. It’s the end of a journey that changed my life. »
In the past, Dave Bautista explained that the role of Drax was starting to become too physical for him. The hours of makeup prep are taxing, and the action sequences get harder and harder to pull off. Now 53 years old prefer to hang up. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will close the James Gunn trilogy. It remains to be seen what the filmmaker has in store for us regarding these characters, and especially Drax, who has become iconic within the MCU. Will James Gunn kill him or offer him a happy ending well deserved? With James Gunn, anything is possible, as he recently proved with The Suicide Squad which does not spare its protagonists. Response May 3, 2023.