With production for Avengers: Infinity War now underway, Collider was able to catch up with one of the film’s many stars, Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and who will reprise the role in Infinity War. While Bautista couldn’t share too many details, he did offer some insights into the film.
When asked about his fellow castmates and the heroic roster fans can expect to see, Bautista had this to say:
I don’t think anybody who is a current character is not going to be in Infinity War. [laughs] That’s just my opinion. I haven’t gotten confirmation on who all is going to be in the film, but I think that they’re really going to go all-out on this.
He went on to acknowledge that getting so many high-profile actors in the same room is nothing short of a logistical nightmare and that certain filmmaking techniques will have to be used to make the magic happen.
I think they’re going to have to [use CG] because to bring in that many people who are just so busy, it’s got to be a logistics nightmare. So when they say that there’s something that’s delayed, I don’t even ask because I totally get it. I can totally just empathize with them. I can’t imagine that this is an easy task.
The filmmaking for Infinity War and its untitled sequel will also rely on the use of IMAX cameras, as the Russo brothers have committed to only using the cameras and filming the two movies simultaneously. Having never worked with IMAX cameras before, Bautista expressed his excitement for the opportunity.
[I’m] excited, just because I would like to experience it and learn that process and what the differences are. I haven’t really paid a whole lot of attention to all the technical part of filmmaking, it’s more the performance part and the directorial stuff. At the end of my career, once it’s all said and done, my ultimate goal is to direct something. I pay more attention to that. The technical aspect is a little bit over my head at this point. Curiosity, you know, I’d like to know how everything works, I’d like to know how the machine works.
Finally, Bautista revealed which Marvel Cinematic Universe character/actor he’d love to share a scene with, and, given the massive cast list of Infinity War, he might just get the chance.
I’ve said all along, I want to work with RDJ, man. I want to work with Robert Downey Jr. He’s Iron Man. He’s Tony Stark, man. He’s the guy! If I had to narrow down my favorite Marvel film: Iron Man. My favorite, I love it. That movie made me a fan of Iron Man, because up until then I really wasn’t. Batman and Aquaman were my guys growing up, oddly enough. It just made me a fan and I started watching from then on and all the Marvel movies, it’s just got the golden touch. They’ve really got their finger on the pulse.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to open in theaters on May 4, 2018.