Dave Bautista delighted audiences with his role as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, and now he’s reprising the character for this Friday’s sequel, Vol. 2. Bautista talked about filming the latest installment in the breakout Marvel franchise and what he wants from Avengers: Infinity War.
Screen Rant got to sit down with Bautista and ask him about all things Drax. Bautista noted that there were two characters he’d like to see the Destroyer interact with:
Well, you know, personally I’d love to see him go head to head with [Josh Brolin’s] Thanos. I’d love to see that. I’ve always been a proponent for that… I’ve said for years and years and years [that I want to work with] Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark [in Avengers: Infinity War]. And I think there is just so much humor to be had there between Drax and Tony Stark with him being such a sarcastic bastard and Drax taking everything so literally. I think there is just tons of humor to be had there. I’m also just a huge fan of Robert.
In addition, Bautista also got to shed some light on how he approached Drax differently the second time around:
I think he feels like he has a family again. I think he still mourns over the family he lost, but I think he really feels much more content. I think he still definitely has the underlying anger. It’ll always be with him. But I think he’s just found his new family and is very content. And he is kinda happy.
He also praised his fellow star Pom Klementieff for her role as Mantis:
I love Drax and Mantis. I think the chemistry is amazing. They are like two odd little kids playing together. There is just a certain innocence that they share and I just love the chemistry. Between myself and Pom as well. I think we just mesh well.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 blasts off on May 5, 2017. The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, and Kurt Russell as Ego.
Source: Screen Rant