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Dave Bautista Talks Drax In Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 06:24

Dave Bautista returns as Drax for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in an expanded role.

Collider caught up with Bautista who offered the following:

“It’s an extended version of the first film, for the Drax character. There’s just a lot more … most people’s first perception of Drax would be he’s just a big, muscly brute, and he’s just going to go in and be an all-action character. But he’s more funny, driven … there’s a lot more of that. He gets closer and more caring with the other Guardians, and they become more of a solid family in this one. If I had to put a tag on this second film I would say ‘family,’ that’s kind of the theme.”

James Gunn also had good things to say recently about Dave Bautista as Drax, as Gunn offered the following while wishing Dave Bautista a happy birthday on Facebook:

Dave is truly one of the greatest guys I know - humble and compassionate and funny. Not only that, he is an amazing (and an amazingly underrated actor). He's been blowing people's minds in our early screenings of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - exponentially increasing the raw emotion and humor he displayed in the first movie. I couldn't be more proud of having fought for him to play Drax four and a half years ago. 

Dave Bautista also stars in Blade Runner 2049.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has a May 5, 2017 release starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.


Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

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