Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn praised Dave Bautista’s comedic performance as Drax in the first film in response to recent comments made by the actor.
Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer was one of the standouts after the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. The film was also a breakout role for Bautista, who has gone onto appear in Blade Runner 2049, Spectre, and the upcoming film Dune. Bautista recently opened up about his struggles with comedy for the first film on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast.
Drax has become one of the funniest characters on the Guardians team and in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. After seeing the comments himself, James Gunn praised Dave Bautista for his comedic performance as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy by tweeting out the following:
Drax isn’t funny because @DaveBautista is “being funny” – he‘s funny because Dave plays the character honestly, expertly, & with heart. As over-the-top as Drax can sometimes be, Dave’s groundedness allows us to love him & laugh with him. https://t.co/jR6cRW6b4K
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 10, 2020
What is your favorite Drax moment in the MCU so far? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
While production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was scheduled to begin early this year, the project was put on hold following Disney’s decision to remove James Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy. Now, Gunn will begin production on the third film after completing work on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC, which he is currently editing from the safety from his home due to the ongoing crisis. Details on the third chapter of Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy are currently unknown, though the film will likely explore the ramifications of the universe-changing events in Avengers: Endgame.
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.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest news surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe!