Dave Bautista Says Marvel ‘Dropped the Ball’ with Drax: ‘Wished They Would’ve Invested’ in Backstory

Dave Bautista Says Marvel ‘Dropped the Ball’ with Drax: ‘Wished They Would’ve Invested’ in Backstory
Dave Bautista has played Drax the Destroyer in four Marvel movies so far, two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films and two “Avengers” films. The actor is gearing up to reprise the character in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” which Bautista is viewing as his MCU swan song. The actor is appreciative of the role, but he tells Collider in a new interview that Marvel “dropped the ball” in terms of doing Drax justice on the big screen. For Bautista, there was a lot of backstory about Drax that Marvel never explored onscreen and thus the character was sold short as a comedic side character.

“That role changed the trajectory of my life,” Bautista said. “It’s always going to be special to me. Now that I’m four films in…I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally. Because I think Drax has
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