When it comes to funny characters, there’s a lot of it that’s subjective. After all, not everyone laughs at the same thing. But, the large majority of fans can agree that Guardians of the Galaxy was one of Marvel’s funniest superhero films. It also had the advantage of not including any of the characters from The Avengers films, so there was also a lot less pressure riding on it.
The film’s sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is one of the biggest and most anticipated superhero sequels. And, while I’m sure the film will be filled with humor, just who is the funniest character? Is it Groot (or Baby Groot), Rocket Raccoon, Star Lord? Nope, says director James Gunn, it’s actually Dave Bautista’s Drax.
During a recent Facebook Q&A, this is what Gunn had to say when asked about the funniest thing Bautista’s done on set:
“Everything is funny. He’s the funniest character in Vol 2. Bradley Cooper just saw the movie and talked about how he’s like Zack Galifinakis in The Hangover (in that he kills every line he has).”
In the first film, it doesn’t seem like Bautista’s character was particularly written to be humorous, but things change. It’s just good to know that humor will still be a large part of the sequel.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Dave Bautista. Directed by James Gunn, the sequel is set to hit theaters May 5, 2017.