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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a ton of heroes in play, but a few franchises have stood out as fan favorites. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies are definitely in that category, and the fandom adores the motley crew of heroes. This includes Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer, although the wrestler turned actor has gotten honest about his future in the MCU.
Dave Bautista became a bonafide movie star thanks to his work in Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as his crossover moments in the Avengers movies. And while the fans would like to see him play Drax forever, Bautista has been thinking about his time in the MCU. He recently opened up about this, saying:
Talk about FOMO. It looks like Dave Bautista’s time in the MCU might be coming to an end with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And while this could end up changing in the future, the Army of the Dead star is clear about how long his contract extends for.
Dave Bautista’s comments to Digital Spy help to show what it’s really like working within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Potential projects come and go, including a movie for Drax to star in opposite Pom Klementieff’s Mantis. And since it seems the studio passed, the Galaxy Vol. 3 might be the final appearance of Bautista as Drax.
Marvel fans can re-watch Dave Bautista’s time in the MCU so far on Disney+. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.
Given how complicated the MCU is, especially with the addition of content on Disney+, it does make sense that certain projects would fall to the wayside. Still, a Drax/Mantis movie sounds like a bonkers idea that the fans would love. Luckily, there’s still plenty of Guardians of the Galaxy content coming for the fans.
Aside from Guardians 3 (which just got an official release date), James Gunn will be working on two other projects with the characters on Disney+. He recently finished the script for the Guardians Holiday special, and there will also be a series of animated shorts starring Baby Groot. But after that, it's unclear if the Guardians will exist in the MCU at all.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will arrive in theaters on May 5th, 2023. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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.
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