Dave Bautista Shares Honest Thoughts About How Drax’s Storyline Played Out With Thanos

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive franchise, one that has managed to include a dizzying amount of comic book characters. But not every hero’s story plays out identically to the comics, including the Guardians of the Galaxy. And Dave Bautista recently shared his honest thoughts about how Drax’s storyline played out with Thanos on the big screen.

Early in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie it’s revealed that Drax’s family was murdered by Thanos. He vowed revenge on Gamora and Nebula’s father, eventually clashing with the Mad Titan twice during Avengers: Infinity War. But Drax really never got his own scene with Thanos, and Dave Bautista explained his feelings about this on social media. As he hulking actor put it:

Well, that was certainly honest. Dave Bautista brings a ton of spirit and enthusiasm to his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he’s also known to criticize the studio on occasion. And when it comes to how Drax’s story with Thanos ultimately played out on the big screen, it seems Bautista wanted more for his signature character.

Dave Bautista’s comments come from the wrestler turned actor’s personal Twitter account. Bautista is super active on social media, helping to offer a peek behind the curtain on projects like Guardians of the Galaxy and Netflix’s Army of the Dead. He’s got a number of future performances as Drax coming, but the lack of Thanos-related closure is seemingly weighing on the fan favorite actor.

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For those who don’t remember, Drax only had a few brief interactions with Thanos throughout the course of Avengers: Infinity War-- and there wasn’t any at all during Endgame. And while Drax fought the Mad Titan, they didn’t actually share any real dialogue. Ultimately Thanos would perish (twice) without Drax getting the closure he seemingly needed.

While we never got to see Drax and Thanos really have it out, perhaps this will be rectified in the Guardians of the Galaxy’s upcoming appearances in the MCU. First they’ll pop up in Thor: Love and Thunder, before eventually getting starring appearances in both Guardians Vo. 3 and the mysterious Guardians Holiday special. Given these myriad projects, maybe Drax’s unresolved issues with the Mad Titan will be addressed. Fingers crossed.

The next installment in the MCU is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3rd. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. 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 favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.