Ever since former WWE superstar Dave Bautista landed the role of Drax, he has hoped and prayed that the physically intimidating, tattoo-covered, and metaphor-challenged member of the Guardians of the Galaxy would be included in Avengers: Infinity War. As we know now, that dream has come true, but another one of Bautista's wishes has come true, too.
In the past, when asked which actor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe he would most like to work with, he also gave one answer: Robert Downey Jr. And when asked the same question back in January, he gave the same response. “I’ve said all along, I want to work with RDJ, man,” Bautista told Collider. “I want to work with Robert Downey Jr. He’s Iron Man. He’s Tony Stark, man. He’s the guy!”
Chris Jericho: How do you feel like, when you walk into the room or whatever it is, table read or something, and Robert Downey Jr. is there, did you do some scenes with Iron Man?
Dave Bautista: [hesitant] Um…..
Dave: HAHAHAHA. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.