When Guardians of the Galaxy first hit theaters, fans were left scrambling to pick their favorite character. Some moviegoers fell for Groot whilst others thought Star-Lord was charming enough to keep them occupied. As for others, Dave Bautista snagged their attention with his take on Drax the Destroyer. The former WWE star will bring back the lovable if not socially inept hero back to cinemas when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuts. However, could a solo film be in the character’s future?
Well, if Bautista has any say, then that answer is yes.
In an interview with Complex, the actor opened up about his work in Hollywood and the impact Drax has had on his career. When asked whether he’d be interested in playing Drax in a solo film, Bautista said he’d give a lot to explore the character’s past more thoroughly.
“Oh, yeah. You know why, really? I'd really just love to explore his past more. Even if we don't do a Drax film, I hope they do it more in Guardians [Vol. 3], like look into his past,” Bautista said.
“I’d love to see other people from Drax's race. Not only that, but I would love the fans to be able to put a visual— you know, a name with a face. I'd love for them to see his wife and his daughter and actually see and have references for them.”
When prompted to delve more into Drax’s backstory, Bautista said a solo film would give him ample time to explore the character’s grief and Destroyer namesake.
“[Drax has] talked about it a little bit here and there, but you've never really seen him interact with his family and you've never seen how much he loved and cared for them, and you don't really know the depth to how heartbroken he is. So, I think it would really be an interesting emotional note if we added that into a film or god willing, just do a whole Drax film. That would not only give me the opportunity to tell more of his backstory, but that would also leave time to be more of the Destroyer, because I would love to see some of that too,” the actor explained.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.
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