In a few short weeks, Drax (Dave Bautista) will be back on the big screen with his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy and there’s sure to be more humor born from Drax’s tendency to take everything literally. In fact, the reliance on humor where Drax is concerned initially made Bautista nervous when he first read the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 script.
“I thought, you know, originally, going into the film before I read the script, I thought they were going to go a different direction with Drax and I thought there was going to be less humor, and I thought we were going to explore more of the comic Drax, more of the badass Drax. When I first read it I was a little disappointed because I thought that is what I had in my mind. We were going to go that action route with Drax, but there was just tons more humor. I don’t really find myself funny, so when I was reading the script, I’d read my lines and I just didn’t think they were very funny, and then when we all sat down and did the table read I found myself laughing hysterically, and even when I read my lines and people would laugh, I would just look at them kind of surprised because I just don’t find myself very funny, but that’s when I realized how great the script was.”
There’s sure to be more opportunities for Drax’s special blend of humor to shine through as time goes on, especially when the Guardians and The Avengers meet-up in Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, there’s one particular Avenger Bautista would like to see Drax share a scene with: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).
“Oh, I’ve said for years, and years, and years. It’s Robert Downey Jr./Tony Stark, man. I think there’s so much humor to be had there with Drax and Tony Stark. With him being such a sarcastic bastard and Drax taking everything so literally. I think there’s tons of humor to be had there. I’m also a huge fan of Robert’s.”
The thought of Drax and Tony playing off each other is certainly enticing and we’ll find out soon enough if Bautista gets his wish.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as the voice of Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin/on-set Rocket, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar, and Michael Rosenbaum.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.
Avengers: Infinity War releases on May 4, 2018.
10 Cosmic Heroes We Want To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
It’s official: James Gunn has confirmed that that he will be returning to both write and direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is just phenomenal news. Gunn has created something really special with these films. He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn’t yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically (Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel’s currently tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend).
In his Facebook post, Gunn stated that Guardians Vol. 3 will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” He also made a brief mention of “some of the other forthcoming heroes” that could be appearing in the series. With these things in mind, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to explore some of the cosmic Marvel characters that fans might like to see in the third installment.
Before we jump in, a couple caveats. While it would surely be a lot of fun to see some of the Earthbound MCU characters mixing it up with the team in space, this list is only going to feature cosmic-based Marvel characters. The film will hit theaters after the Guardians’ introduction to Tony and Cap and the gang in Avengers: Infinity War, so we may still see that happen anyway. Also, I’m sure there are plenty of fantastic cosmic villains that would be great fits to antagonize the team in the third film, but we’re only focusing on the good guys in this list. Also, as amazing as it would be to see Silver Surfer or Galactus in the MCU, we’re not including anyone that Marvel doesn’t currently own the rights to, so don’t expect to see Agent Venom or Kitty Pryde or any of the other non-MCU characters that have served on the team in the comics on this list either. Also, it should be noted that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so if any of these characters do appear, my apologies for the wasted entry.
Now, without further adieu, here are the 10 cosmic Marvel heroes we want to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Hit the next button below to begin!