So, Dave Bautista has a new movie coming out soon! He will be in Netflix‘s Army Of The Dead from director Zack Snyder. Because of this he’s been doing a ton of interviews lately, and since Marvel just announced a release date for Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 it’s been coming up. Dave Bautista could be replaced, though!
It most recently came up while he was speaking with Digital Spy, where he was talking about a potential Drax & Mantis film. He also touched on the end of Drax.
“I don’t think they’re very interested, or it doesn’t fit into the way they have things mapped out. But other than that, no. I mean, as far as my obligations, I’ve got Guardians 3, and that’s probably going to be the end of Drax.”
This prompted IGN to write up something called “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 might be the last time we see Drax in the MCU,”. This pushed Bautista to respond.
“Drax isn’t going anywhere. He just won’t be played by this dude! by the time G3 comes out I’ll be 54 yrs old for gods sake! im expecting everything to start sagging any second now.” This tweet from Bautista led to Gunn himself chiming in: “There’s no Drax for me without you, buddy! You ARE the MCU’s Drax the Destroyer and, as far as I’m concerned, could never be replaced. And you have the right to do whatever you want with your acting choices!”
There’s no Drax for me without you, buddy! You ARE the MCU’s Drax the Destroyer and, as far as I’m concerned, could never be replaced. And you have the right to do whatever you want with your acting choices! ❤️ @DaveBautista https://t.co/Mn5uNRVUvN
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 8, 2021
Bautista added, “And there’s no Drax for me without you brother! #EndOfAJourney Folded hands I love you dude!”
Then, in response to a fan Gunn added, “I would recast many actors without batting an eye. But I wouldn’t recast Drax, that simple.”
Even though it all seems pretty dire, it might not necessarily mean the end of Drax. Gunn believes Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 will be his last one but is leaving himself open to the possibility.
“Never say never but I see Vol 3 as the end of the Guardians’ story I started telling back with Vol 1.”
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 will fly into theatres on May 5, 2023.
Let’s hope Dave Bautista isn’t replaced though!
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