Guardians of the Galaxy
When Drax the Destroyer was introduced in 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy he was an instant hit. The outrageous fighter, who was played by Bautista, was on a quest to kill Thanos (Josh Brolin) after the tyrant had killed his wife and daughter. Throughout the events of the film and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Drax’s only mission was to seek revenge against the villain. This storyline, Bautista has revealed, has since been pushed aside.
Bautista frequently talks to his fans on Twitter when they ask him questions.
One fan recently asked: “Waiting to see where #Drax is mentally now that #thanos is finally dead. With @DaveBautista saying he won’t return after the next movie, I’m hoping more and more to see a happy, peaceful ending to The Destroyer rather than dying in battle.”
The former wrestler couldn’t help but respond and give his take on what happened to the character’s heart-wrenching story.
The Blade Runner 2049 star said: “That whole Drax/Thanos history seemed to get swept under the rug.” (sic)
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Bautista went on: “Always wondered why but every reason I could come up with just makes me shake my f*****g head. It is what it is.”
Drax’s storyline briefly continued into Avengers Infinity War, where he attacked Thanos on the planet of Knowhere.
After that, however, his motivation has not been mentioned again.
To make things even more complicated, Thanos has since been killed by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers Endgame.
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Does this mean Drax’s mission has been completed, so he will take a step back from his universe-saving duties?
Bautista has already confirmed he will not be continuing his journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
He previously told fans: “We work in trilogies and James Gunn has already announced that it’s his last film, and when James is done I’m done.
“And I’m also going to be 54 years old by the time Guardians 3 comes out and just, like, the shirtless thing is getting harder and harder for me. The journey has come full circle, and I’m ready to just kind of step aside and wrap it up.”
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Director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, James Gunn, has also confirmed he will not be returning to the series after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.
He said on his Instagram account: “[Vol 3] finishes the story I started telling in Vol 1. It’s the ending for me.”
He went on to say: “Right now I plan on the third [movie] being the end. The only reason I don’t swear that’s the case is I see filmmakers do that too often and go back on what they said.
“But yeah 3 is almost certainly the end of the road for me, and even more so for this group of Guardians.”
In the Marvel comic books, the Guardians of the Galaxy are similar, in a way, to the Avengers in that they have an ever-changing line-up of heroes.
With Drax stepping out of the limelight, it would make sense for other heroes to be leaving the team as well.
Does this mean Peter Quill could be leaving the series as well after Vol 3 comes to an end?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 and Vol 2 are available on Disney Plus now.
Published at Wed, 11 Aug 2021 06:31:00 +0000