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Dave Bautista Comments on MCU Ignoring Thanos and Drax Plotline

Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has pretty openly expressed his disappointment at how Marvel Studios dealt with Thanos and Drax’ storyline. Drax was one of the original members of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1. The whole existence of the character in the universe links to his vendetta against Thanos. The film introduced the ragtag hero as one of the victims of the Mad Titan who killed Drax’s family during his space invasions. Considering Drax’s journey that started out as a vengeance, it’s a mystery why the franchise never addressed it later. MCU had more than one chance to bring closure to their storyline in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. But both the movies sidelined his personal story arc. Drax had come face to face with Thanos in Infinity War for a brief moment on Titan. Unfortunately, it was a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, and the whole confrontation was a group effort. Even Wanda got a chance to confront the Mad Titan after 5 years, which ended up becoming a famous MCU moment. Unfortunately, the film didn’t revisit Drax and Thanos’ past, which goes long back.

What Does Dave Bautista Think?

Just like Wanda, even Drax had lost everything to Thanos, and the hero deserved to get his moment after all these years. But he was discounted to being just a comedic relief in the movies. With Thanos gone and Drax nearing his exit from the MCU, we doubt if his goal will be honoured or answered. Even Dave Bautista is baffled by MCU’s course of action. The actor, known for his honest and unapologetic opinions, shared how he felt about it on Twitter. He expressed the same confusion as the fans did. Bautista added that every explanation he had thought of why Marvel ignored Drax’ central plot ended up making no sense. 

Drax is one of the major characters of Guardians of the Galaxy and a significant hero of the MCU after Avengers: Infinity War. Highlighting his background and giving closure to it must have been a priority too. Even in the lack of time, the least the studios could have done was to let him have a short confrontation to honour his family. The upcoming GOTG 3 will be Baustista’s last film with the MCU. We hope that his character gets a satisfying conclusion to his story in this one. 

Written by Ipshita Barua