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“They never even spoke to each other”: After Rumors of Drax Dying in GOTG Vol 3, Fans Disappointed in Marvel For Ruining Dave Bautista’s Character in Avengers: Infinity War

Rumors of Drax Dying in GOTG Vol 3, Fans Disappointed in Marvel For Ruining Dave Bautista's Character

The trailer for James Gunn-directed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 dropped on YouTube and got the fans excited about the movie. Sensing an underlying emotional tone to the movie, fans are expecting some major deaths that would conclude the franchise.

The top contender for a character death is Dave Bautista’s Drax. There are rumors abound on the Internet that the dual knife-wielding warrior will reportedly breathe his last in this movie. On a retrospection, fans noticed that Marvel sidelined the character completely during the Infinity saga of the MCU.

Dave Bautista plays the character of Drax in the MCU.
Dave Bautista plays the character of Drax in the MCU.

How Marvel Butchered Dave Bautista’s Drax in the MCU

A former wrestler turned actor, Dave Bautista portrays the role of Drax spectacularly in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Since his debut in the 2014 movie, fans have adored him and his antics with Mantis and the whole family of misfits.

The difference between the importance of the character can be clearly seen as James Gunn gave Dave Bautista plenty of screen time in the Guardians franchise but the MCU didn’t even allow a proper interaction between Dave Bautista’s Drax and a major antagonist of the Infinity saga.

Dave Bautista's Drax and Bradley Cooper's Rocket in the MCU.
Dave Bautista’s Drax and Bradley Cooper’s Rocket in the MCU.

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The antagonist in question is none other than the caretaker of the universal population, Thanos. Fans noticed that although there was a multitude of characters in Avengers: Endgame, Drax wasn’t given either the screen time or the respect that he deserved.

People took to Twitter to dish out their anger toward Marvel for sidelining the character almost entirely out of Thanos’ eyesight. It is important to remember that Ronan had killed Drax’s family on the orders of Thanos.

If you think about it, Drax does kind of look like Kratos from the God of War franchise and the characters share similar backstories (except Drax didn’t kill his own family). With rumors of Drax dying in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, people aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the character and the rag-tag group of misfits that formed a family.

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Dave Bautista’s Drax Rumored to Die in the MCU

Drax and Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
Drax and Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

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As the official trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 dropped by, people felt a strong emotional connection to the characters. As promised, the third part will reveal the backstory of Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon. According to several sources and rumors, Drax will be the character that bites the dust in the upcoming movie.

During the trailer, Mantis (played by Pom Klementieff) is seen crying or in shock. According to a tweet, she can only portray such emotions for two people, Starlord aka Peter Quill, and Drax. The friendly chemistry between Mantis and Drax has been known for quite some time and thus, it would seem a conclusion if Dave Bautista’s character were to somehow bite the dust. There has been nothing confirmed nor denied as of now.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release on 5th May 2023 in theaters.

Source: Twitter

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.