Drax may have been a character mostly driven by vengeance, but he was also one of the funniest characters in Guardians of the Galaxy. Fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming sequel and all the shenanigans the crew of the Milano will be getting into. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Drax's problems won't have anything to do with Thanos or living planets that apparently have penises. The poor guy just can't understand what anybody is saying.
During Comic-Con, IGN got a chance to briefly catch up with Dave Bautista in order to learn a little bit more about the upcoming sci-fi comedy sequel. When we last left Drax he was on a mission to kill Thanos, the puppetmaster he blamed for the death of his family. We can assume Drax hasn't forgotten this in the sequel, but he'll have deal with some other issues first. When asked what Drax will be up to in Vol. 2, Bautista had this to say.
He's the punchline. It's weird because Drax- I like to say that he's confused. He's developed strong relationships with these people. They're now his friends and his family. But he's still the same guy. He still takes everything very literally. But now he's surrounded by people who use metaphors constantly. So he either doesn't know what they're talking about or he's pretending to know what they're talking about, but he really doesn't. So he's just confused.
Poor, poor, simpleton Drax. Fans of the first film will remember that Drax comes from a species of aliens who speak very literally and don't have metaphors. This caused a number of misunderstandings between Drax and the rest of the Guardians. Drax was a surprise hit in the film, with his confusion getting some of the best lines in the movie. It seems like that hasn't changed much for the sequel, and now he's gotten embarrassed by it. Now more than ever I want a scene of Drax pretending to be in on the joke and then getting called out for it.
There's no word on what Drax will actually be doing in the movie, but Bautista probably just didn't want to spoil anything. We know that the Guardians will be going up against Star Lord's dad Ego the Living Planet, and with Groot still a baby, Drax is the muscle on the team. I'm sure he'll have giving out plenty of punches to go along with his punchlines. After all, nothing goes over his head; his reflexes are too quick.
To get ready for more metaphor related humor, check out this great clip from Guardians of the Galaxy where we first learn about Drax's literal mindset.