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Two New Characters Dave Bautista Really Wants To See In Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

Drax in the prison in Guardians of the Galaxy

After years of waiting, James Gunn's highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally in theaters. And with the motley crew becoming closer and being joined by newcomers like Mantis, the time has already come to look forward to the future of the franchise. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be set after the events of Infinity War, and both the cast and fans already have ideas about what the threequel should be about. And Dave Bautista has one suggestions that might please all the Drax fans out there.

Dave Bautista recently spoke at a screening of Guardians 2, and had the chance to speak about the next installment. His suggestion (via THR): more of Drax's family.

I'm hoping they'll tell a little bit more of his backstory, with his wife and his daughter, even though it's a hard subject. It's a downer. I know they don't want to take the Guardians too much in that direction. I think it would be really interesting if people could put the visual reference to his wife and his daughter. I'd love for [the fans] to be able to see them.

Now that is quite the suggestion. And it actually makes complete sense, given how the franchise is moving forward.

The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is largely adored due to its fantastic use of comedy in a genre that can sometimes take itself a bit too seriously. But the core of the stories have a great deal of heart to them, especially with Guardians 2. The sequel was focused on the theme of family, and we got to see the vulnerability from even the most hardened characters like Gamora and Yondu. Drax is no exception, as his primary motivation in the first film was revenge for his fallen family.

When the group assembled in the first film, it was at an intergalactic prison. That's where Drax came into the picture, attempting to kill Gamora due to her association with Ronin, who had killed his family. This backstory once again came into play during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but we haven't actually seen any flashbacks with Drax and his loved ones. That's why Dave Bautista hopes they show up in the threequel; the audience will have faces to go with the names, making Drax's heartbreak more personal and accessible.

Alas, we're going to have to wait quite a long time until we find out anything about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Before that, we'll see the Guardians finally crossover with the rest of the MCU in the next two Avengers movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now currently in theaters, and be sure to check out our full 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.