By BERT HOOVER
This year will be a turning point in Dave Bautista’s acting career. He will be getting his most extensive speaking role to date in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin” and an expanded role in the “Dune” sequel by Denis Villeneuve.
According to Variety, the buzz about “Glass Onion,” in which the actor appeared, carried over into the new year.
According to the outlet, Bautista’s final appearance as Drax the Destroyer will be in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” which marks his departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Although the character has lasted almost 10 years and seven separate MCU films, Bautista is more than ready to move on.
“I’m so grateful for Drax. I love him,” the actor noted.
However, Bautista said it was a relief that it was finished, adding that “it wasn’t all pleasant.” The actor claimed the role was challenging, and the makeup process exhausted him.
“I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy – it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff,” he said.
Bautista has much higher goals than what Marvel might give. The actor has defended his time as Drax, although he has also openly stated his displeasure with the part.
According to Bautista, Marvel “dropped the ball” in doing Drax justice on the big screen.
“I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally,” he noted.
Bautista said he believes Drax has a more exciting tale to tell and that the character has a very intriguing past that was neglected, and Marvel did not dig into that.
However, Bautista noted that he understands that Marvel must focus on its slate.
“But man, I think they missed the ball on Drax. He has such a great backstory,” he said.
Dave Bautista Reveals He Wants to Be a Good, Respected Actor
Dave Bautista noted that what he truly wants to do is the regular old drama.
“Those roles for me are hard to get a hold of, but I’m constantly searching for them,” he said during an interview with Michael Rosenbaum in 2020.
According to Bautista, he aspires to be “a good f***ing actor, a respected actor.”
Now, more directors are offering him the opportunity to get the role he wants.
In an interview with GQ, Bautista talks of his impending part in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock At The Cabin.”
“It’s by far the most I’ve ever spoken in a film. Just huge pages of monologues,” he said, adding that they were taking an expensive shot, and since they only had one camera, editing was not an option.
He noted that it is their only chance; thus, they need the perfect take.
“I want to remember my dialogue, but not at the expense of losing the emotion of the scene,” he said.
Dave Bautista’s Statement About Marvel Exit Makes a Huge Spoiler to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’
For many fans, Dave Bautista’s announcement that the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” will essentially be his final Marvel film was a major spoiler. The news caused a stir in the Marvel fandom.
While the actor only said he was “grateful” for Drax, he never explicitly stated that his character would soon die, according to Startefacts.
However, fans have already made the connection because they remember how the first trailer for the upcoming film hinted at a vital character dying or at least being on the verge of dying.
Initially, fans believed that the teaser referred to Rocket’s demise. However, following Dave Bautista’s announcement, rumors turned out that it was Drax, as he would not return as the said character.
Damn, he could at least have waited until Guardians 3 was out because now we know Drax definitely dies
— #1 Over the Hedge stan (@Captain63857795) January 4, 2023
Others argue that Bautista’s departure from the MCU does not mean Drax will die.
Gunn’s already said that this is the last time we’ll see THESE particular Guardians, in THIS format. We could potentially get a different iteration of the team, though.
I.e: Star-Lord teaming up with Stakar, Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames’ character), Aleta Ogord (Michelle Yeoh), etc.
— Logan 🏴☠️ GlazersOut (@Zubzie3) January 5, 2023
Meanwhile, some fans believe that Drax will leave the team. However, Marvel movies have never restricted themselves to a single death, so the actor’s declaration did not completely extinguish the movie’s excitement.
Dave Bautista feels prepared to add new, less comical, and more serious roles to his acting portfolio.
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