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Dave Bautista Hoped Marvel Would've Expanded Drax's Backstory

Dave Bautista Hoped Marvel Would've Expanded Drax's Backstory

Dave Bautista is opening up in a new interview about the role that changed his life – Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy.

The 52-year-old actor spoke to Collider in a new interview about what’s ahead in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and how he feels that Marvel actually dropped the ball with his character.

Click inside to see what Dave Bautista shared about Drax…

While discussing Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Dave admitted that he felt Marvel missed an opportunity to tell more of Drax’s backstory in the films.

“That role changed the trajectory of my life,” he shared. “It’s always going to be special to me. Now that I’m four films in…I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally.”

Dave added, “I think Drax has more of a story to tell. 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,” he said. “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 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. But I’m really just looking forward to finishing out this whole journey,” Dave concluded.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is expected to start filming soon, with a release date in 2023, and there was a rumor that this actor was joining the film.

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