Sure, Groot may have been the breakout star of the first Guardians of the Galaxy flick, but don’t think Drax is out for the count. The bumbling warrior left fans rolling with his oblivious jokes and untapped social cues, but Drax charmed them with his loyalty as well. Now, the actor behind the alien is talking about Drax’s future, and Dave Bautista is hinting at the hero’s unlikely friendships.
Earlier today, USA Today released an interview done with the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was there that Bautista opened up about his character and Drax’s fledgling friendship with Mantis.
"He looks like this big tough brute but there's a sense of innocence and heartbreak about him," Bautista said, alluding to how Drax drew in the new character.
Of course, comic book readers will be familiar with Mantis. The character is a staple member of the Guardians in the Marvel Universe, and she will acts as a comrade to Ego the Living Planet in this year’s blockbuster.
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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).