Dave Bautista is returning one ultimate time to play Drax within the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 later this yr. It’ll be his third Guardians film and seventh time showing in an MCU manufacturing because the hulking character. Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bautista commented on saying goodbye to the character, confirming that Drax is getting a “storybook” sendoff.
“It’s hard [to walk away], but it’s time. It’s the perfect exit. We all had those perfect kind of character arcs. It’s such a storybook ending,” Bautista mentioned (by way of Variety).
He mentioned it is much like how he wrapped up his wrestling profession, saying he loved that ultimate sendoff and hopes the identical is true for Drax.
“I got to end [it] in the perfect way. I would never sign up for another job as Drax just to get a paycheck. I would tarnish that [legacy] and I won’t do it,” Bautista mentioned.
Also within the interview, Bautista mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is “the last version of our Guardians of the Galaxy.” This appears to counsel that the Guardians sequence may proceed with a special forged later down the highway, however nothing is confirmed but.
Earlier this yr, Bautista mentioned it was a “relief” to say goodbye to Drax as a result of “the makeup process was beating me down.” Not solely that, however Bautista mentioned on the time that Drax is a foolish character and he’s fascinated about “more dramatic stuff.” Bautista is now doing simply that, as he stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock on the Cabin as Leonard.
Fans will see Bautista as Drax one final time in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in May 2023. Outside of the Marvel sequence, Bautista is lobbying to Netflix to forged him as Marcus Fenix within the Gears of War film.