James Gunn achieved something very important within the MCU with Guardians of the Galaxy – 91%, and it is that these characters were not so popular outside of the comics. The films in the franchise had done their best to push those characters who already had a certain path, while focusing on explaining their special abilities as realistically as possible. But the arrival of this team changed Marvel’s game and opened up a world of possibilities and adventures outside of planet Earth. The closure of this stage will definitely be bittersweet, but also final, something that Dave Bautista, who plays Drax, knows well.
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Although Chris Pratt is the leader of the team playing Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, the rest of the cast found the same fame and affection from the public. Despite relying heavily on comedy, movies from Guardians of the Galaxy they also show us the most vulnerable side of this group of misfits who have done more for the universe than one might think. Giving more relevance to the theme of friendship as a family, Gunn knew how to create something new that he contributed to the original narrative while taking a necessary distance from the Avengers and his own evolution within this universe.
With the style that characterizes him, the director fills these adaptations that fall into the space opera genre with references and music and that show us different planets, societies and their respective inhabitants. Beyond its high budget and its spectacular effects, as it cannot be otherwise with Marvel, it is the human relationships that made these characters favorites, and one of the most beloved by the public is Drax, who despite serving as comic relief has one of the most tragic histories.
Those who know the comics were never entirely happy with the film version of Drax and the character is one of the most iconic. Although his story is generally respected, his ways and personality are not so much. However, for those who had no idea of his existence, the hero is one of the most likeable of the team. From the first installment, his desire for revenge was shown, but unlike the most important protagonists of Avengers: Endgame- 95%, he had to find peace in another way because he was never able to fulfill his initial goal, finding along the way that the best way to honor his family is to protect others.
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James Gunn had full confidence in dave baptist for this role that, to the surprise of many, really boosted the actor’s career. Of course, Bautista knows it’s time to move on from the character, though it will always be the biggest role of his career. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be one of the most important closures of the UCM and it is that, both the director and a good part of the cast, could no longer return for future installments. The filming of this tape has already finished and with this Bautista definitively says goodbye to Drax the Destroyer.
I still can’t find the words. It ended so suddenly and I was on my way to my next movie before I could process it all. It is the end of a journey that changed my life.
dave baptist He has a lot of respect for the work of James Gunn and was one of his biggest supporters when he was fired from Marvel a few years ago. However, the actor also considers that Drax has not evolved as much as the rest of his companions. It was always thought that one day a Drax spin-off could be greenlit, but Bautista is not very interested because he recognizes that the best time to do it has already passed.
James Gunn, as well as the rest of the team, have published on their respective social networks the end of the filming of this third film that will present Adam Warlock for the first time, who will be played by Will Poulter, and that will explain to us how the new Gamora (Zoe Saldana) will once again find his way alongside old allies whom he will have to meet again. Before saying goodbye definitively with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 in 2023, we will be able to see the team in action in Thor: Love and Thunder and in a Christmas special later this year.
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