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“We haven’t been watered down as we’ve gone along”: Dave Bautista Is Happy He Is Leaving Marvel’s Franchise Without Ruining ‘Drax’

“We haven’t been watered down as we’ve gone along”: Dave Bautista Is Happy He Is Leaving Marvel’s Franchise Without Ruining ‘Drax'

Dave Bautista is well known since his wrestling days, the wrestler-turned-actor is renowned in the industry for his action roles. The actor gained a massive fan boost when he played Drax the Destroyer in MCU, the fans loved him in the role and wanted to see more of him in the role, however, the future of the franchise remains in the dark because James Gunn has been appointed as the Co-CEO of DC, as this was Gunn’s last film in MCU but also Bautista is done playing the role of superheroes.

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Dave Bautista

The actor has been a part of Guardians of the Galaxy movies from the beginning and after appearing in several films, the actor is done with his role and he acknowledges that the third film will be his last. 

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What did Dave Bautista Say About the Franchise and his Exit?

During an interview, Dave Bautista stated talked about the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, which he believes would be the greatest film compared to the previous two films, calling it the best of the trilogy. However, the actor was glad that he was done with the character.

“It’s very emotional. It’s emotional, it’s dark, and it’s deep and it’s inspiring. I think this is going to be a special…”

“But there’s a relief [that it’s over]. It wasn’t all pleasant. It was hard playing that role. The makeup process was beating me down. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy…”

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Over the years, trilogies have earned the reputation of presenting the worst film of the franchise but not Marvel as they have given their fans some of the best trilogies for Captain America, Thor, and Spider-Man, and with reference to the actor’s confidence, they are not going to stop, keeping their fans hyped up for the third film.

According to the actor Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the end of the era, similar to RDJ’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, the actor wanted to make a perfect exit similar to his wrestling career.

It’s just so much better, so much deeper. It’s so much more personal. And there’s such a massive inspiring message to this film, but I think it’s going to be the best Guardians. I think unlike a lot of franchises, we’re leaving with our best. We haven’t been watered down as we’ve gone along, but I think we’re leaving with our best film.”

Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer

In spite of the future of the franchise being in dark, there’s no denying that Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most entertaining movie series, and how much Drax and Rocket Racoon’s antics make us laugh. Even though their presence was great it is important to let them make a perfect exit rather than ruining the essence of the series.

Also Read: “It wasn’t all pleasant, It was hard”: Dave Bautista Confesses Playing Drax in MCU Took a Toll on Him, Says the Makeup Process Was Extremely Difficult

Can Fans Expect Dave Bautista in other Films?

A few years ago, when Dave Bautista was in the Justice Con 2021, the actor talked about playing the role of Bane from DC Comics. However, the actor had a change of heart, because James Gunn was rebooting the DCU and he needs to start from scratch, which was a good decision because the Co-CEO has a plan for the next 10-15 years. Since playing Bane is not a walk in the park, it would be better for an actor who could do justice to the character 

“I think for the DC Universe to be revived, you need to start from scratch, and I think you need to start with younger actors. You need to start to plan for the next 15 years, and I just don’t think you can do that with me. And I understand that. And, also, I have to say that I appreciate that because I don’t want to play a character that I can’t bring justice to it.”

“I don’t think at this point in my career that I can bring justice to Bane anymore. I just don’t know if I could handle the physical part, and I don’t think I would have the longevity to plan ahead for films. So, I just don’t know if I’d be that guy.”

Dave Bautista with James Gunn

Even though Dave Bautista will not be in superhero films, he will be working in different films to improve his caliber as an actor and make him more versatile as an actor.

 “Honestly, I could give a f*** [about being a movie star]. I don’t care about the spotlight, I don’t care about fame. I just want to be a better actor. I want respect from my peers. I don’t need accolades—I really don’t, man. It’s about the experience, about knowing that I accomplished something.”

Even though the actor will not be a part of any superhero films, the actor will continue to gain fame as long as he is on the right path of acting and making name for himself.

Also Read: Marvel Star Dave Bautista Turned Down James Gunn’s DCU Movie Offer For Zack Snyder

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is set to premiere on 5 May 2023.
Source: Uproxx

Written by Tushar Auddy

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