One of the standouts in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (especially in the comedy department) is Drax the Destroyer, as played by former WWE Superstar-turned-actor Dave Bautista. The character certainly has a tragic past, which we’ve only heard bits and pieces of in the Guardians films, but maybe there’s a way to change that…
In a recent interview with Complex, when asked if he would consider doing a solo Drax movie, Dave Bautista expressed more than a little bit of interest in the idea:
“Oh, yeah. You know why, really? I’d really just love to explore his past more. Even if we don’t do a Drax film, I hope they do it more in Guardians [Vol. 3], like look into his past.
“I’d love to see other people from Drax’s race. Not only that, but I would love the fans to be able to put a visual — you know, a name with a face. I’d love for them to see his wife and his daughter and actually see and have references for them.
“[Drax has] talked about it a little bit here and there, but you’ve never really seen him interact with his family and you’ve never seen how much he loved and cared for them, and you don’t really know the depth to how heartbroken he is. So, I think it would really be an interesting emotional note if we added that into a film or god willing, just do a whole Drax film. That would not only give me the opportunity to tell more of his backstory, but that would also leave time to be more of the Destroyer, because I would love to see some of that too.”
I’m a big fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy comics and there was also a great Drax miniseries in 2004, so there’s plenty of great story material to mine for a solo Drax film. It would also be a great way to introduce Moondragon, Drax’s daughter in the comics, a character who Dave Bautista recently stated he would like to see appear in the films someday. Unfortunately, though, I don’t really see Marvel doing a Drax solo film anytime soon. I suspect we would see a Rocket and Groot film first.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone. Here is the sequel’s official synopsis:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.