Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame has been in theaters for nearly two months, and more information about the massive blockbuster keeps making its way to the internet seemingly every day. With the spoiler ban far behind us and time going by, fans have been able to get more chatty about the events of Endgame. And so have the all-star cast, as images and videos from the set have popped up on social media.
Actors like Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and Chris Hemsworth have all shared secret footage from Endgame's set. And now Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista has joined in the fun, sharing an image of his character Drax in a shirt for the first time. Check it out.
Drax might have very sensitive nipples, but he knows how to pay respect properly. The fan favorite Guardian donned proper clothing for the first time in the MCU for Avengers: Endgame's most emotional scene: the memorial for Tony Stark.
Iron Man perished in Endgame during the final battle against Thanos and his forces in the ruins of the Avengers Compound. After realizing his fate in a silent exchange with Doctor Strange, Tony swiped the Infinity Stones from Thanos, and snapped the Mad Titan and his forces out of existence forever. But humans weren't meant to hold such power, and the radiation and power of the stones ultimately killed him.
It was an epic and emotional death scene, with Tony uttering his most iconic line of dialogue in his final moments in the process. But the character was given proper tribute through Pepper and Peter's reactions, as well as the funeral scene that followed.
Set at Tony's lake house, many of the MCU's finest assembled to pay tribute to Iron Man. This included the Guardians of the Galaxy, with Drax in tow. The Guardians stood out like a sore thumb, although it looks like Drax did his best to blend in and pay respect. That included putting on a shirt-- even if its just a black tank top. Its the thought that counts-- especially when sensitive nipples are concerned.
Drax made his concerns about his nipples known in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's opening sequence. When the plucky group of heroes was preparing to attack the Abilisk. In fact, he refused to wear a jet pack in the mission for that very reason. You can check out the scene in question below.
Alas, it looks like an occasion like a funeral inspires Drax to throw on a shirt and put those pecs of steel away. It's too bad he didn't do the same with Yondu's funeral in Guardians 2.
Dave Bautista's caption with the photo from Endgame's set references a wedding, which is a funny nod to the secrecy of Marvel Studios. With such a big cast needed to film Tony's funeral, the Russo Brothers kept the content of certain scenes under wraps. Less information, less ability for spoilers. As such, actors assembled the day of shooting after being told they were filming a wedding scene. But it turned out to be a much more somber occasion.
It's unclear when Drax will return to the big screen, as Phase Four of the MCU is a complete mystery. While James Gunn was reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we'll have to wait until he finishes The Suicide Squad for DC first.
You can catch the Guardians in Avengers: Endgame in theaters now. Be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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