Dave Bautista Talks About Drax's Struggle In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy are getting ready to go on a brand new adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While only a few months have passed since the first Guardians of the Galaxy, a lot has changed. Groot is a baby, there’s a living planet hanging out, so how does a simple warrior like Drax handle all that change? What is his role within the group?

“He’s the punchline,” laughs actor Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, in an interview with IGN. “You know it's weird, because Drax, I like to say he’s confused. He’s developed strong relationships with these people, they are now his friends and his family, but he’s still the same guy. He still takes everything very literally, but now he’s surrounded by people who use metaphors constantly. So he either doesn’t know what they’re talking about, or he’s pretending to know what they’re talking about, but he really doesn’t. So he’s just confused.”

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).

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