Dave Bautista has accomplished a great deal during his career, but Avengers: Infinity War made one particular dream a reality.
Bautista's Drax along with the rest of the Guardians will finally come face to face with the Avengers in Infinity War, including Tony Stark. Stark, of course, is played by Robert Downey Jr., and getting to work with the talented actor was definitely on Bautista's bucket list (via EW).
"It was pretty surreal, man, it was pretty surreal. I've been a fan of Robert Downey Jr. since I was very young, and watched him perform my whole life, growing, up. Working with him was a surreal dream come true."
It wasn't the first time the two had met though, and that original interaction is one Bautista will always remember.
"But the cool thing about that is, I had met him well before we worked together, and well before they announced the Guardians were even going to be a part of Avengers. He went out of his way to come up, and compliment me about my performance in [the first] Guardians, which was something special to me, especially at that point, where I was just starting my career. He literally went out of his way to come up, and tell me how much he loved my performance, and loved Guardians of the Galaxy, and that meant the world to me. It put me at ease with him. Those are were my best memories, on the set of Avengers, was working with him, because I looked up to him for so many years as a performer."
Fans have been waiting for a long time to see the Guardians of the Galaxy interact with the other Marvel characters of the cinematic universe. Seriously, can you imagine when someone like Tony Stark meets Groot and Rocket for the first time? Yeah, it should be amazing.
Avengers: Infinity War is described by Marvel Studios as the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.