Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has expressed interest in doing a standalone project starring Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with or without James Gunn involved on the hypothetical spin-off.
Two days ago, Dave Bautista noted that he was interested in the idea of a Drax-focused spin-off, but noted that Marvel is not interested in it for the time being:
Point is I freaking love comic book characters and I want a stand alone. @MarvelStudios doesn’t see worth in #drax or possibly myself or both but I’m not giving up. I missed out on a DC project because of scheduling conflicts but hopefully there’s other characters & opportunities https://t.co/OX1XDnbmk9
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 29, 2019
Nonetheless, Dave Bautista hasn’t given up hope, elaborating on why he thinks that the character, especially as reimagined by his dear friend James Gunn, has the potential for a spin-off down the road:
#Drax is funny as hell! Hes also The Destroyer which is terrifying as hell. His wife and daughter were murdered! He mourns them and craves revenge!! NO! No movie there at all. I literally would step out of this fucking role to see that movie! Which most likely would get it made. https://t.co/dXUdkLObm6
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 31, 2019
He also noted that, in spite of his comment about stepping out of the role if that’s what it took to get the movie made, he’s completely willing to keep working with Marvel Studios and doesn’t see himself leaving anytime soon:
No I wasn’t planning on trying to step out of the role. Im just saying if it was a case where“someone”didn’t want to invest in me but wanted to make the movie with someone else,I’d be happy to step aside. Safe bet that someone else would be a white guy named Chris? #justsayin ??♂️ https://t.co/28tHB8nRVQ
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 31, 2019
As it stands, it seems like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could take Drax in an interesting direction after largely being a source of comic relief since the release of the original movie. With both Ronan and Thanos dead, his quest for vengeance is over, but where does he go from there? Fans have speculated that a retcon could be in order, revealing that his daughter, who becomes the superhero Moondragon in the comics, is still alive – and it seems like a “Drax and Moondragon” spin-off could be a better starting point for a story than a standalone movie with Dave Bautista’s crazed, literal-minded assassin.
Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally expected to begin this past January. James Gunn was set to direct from a script he wrote but the film was ultimately delayed after Disney removed James Gunn from the project before reversing their decision and bringing him back in March. But to complicate matters even further, James Gunn jumped ship after being let go by Disney over to DC Films to both write and direct the long-in-development Suicide Squad sequel, bringing a whole new take on the supervillain team-up. He’ll now do both films with The Suicide Squad set to go before the lens prior to filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies was most recently seen in Avengers: Endgame.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Dave Bautista and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as we learn it!
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.