Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn gave an amazing response to critics of Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer.
Responding to a fan on Twitter who described the green-skinned warrior as “a walking meme” who lacked depth, Gunn tweeted a picture of Drax and his teammate Mantis, along with the caption “Give me a break.” Gunn’s preference of picture right here appears to be like to be done as planned, as Drax’s burgeoning friendship with Mantis (Pom Klementieff), while veritably played for laughs, is a key emotional thread in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As such, the tweet appears to be like to be Gunn’s means of reminding fans that Drax has veritably introduced more to the Marvel Cinematic Universe than amusing relief.
Man I just want drax to have a hint of depth outside of just being a walking meme
— Memento mori (@memento_moriV1) August 27, 2022
Only fans in some time complained about Drax’s portrayal in the MCU, even though. Bautista himself is on the account as being disenchanted with how the cosmic superhero’s character arc used to be handled outside the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. In insist, the actor has expressed frustration that the backstory between Drax and over-arching MCU antagonist Thanos used to be successfully deserted. “That total Drax, Thanos historical past perceived to earn swept under the rug,” Bautista tweeted. “Always wondered why but every reason I could come up with just makes me shake my fucking head. It is what it is.”
Despite his misgivings over Drax’s arc, Bautista veritably cites the role because the largest and rewarding of his occupation. The former WWE star has also revealed he nearly did no longer land the part, as Surprise Studios used to be before the total thing in opposition to casting a authentic wrestler as Drax. The studio later relented, on the opposite hand, Bautista admits that even then, he struggled to create sense of Drax as a character, even though things in any case clicked once he undertook a runt research. “I was like, ‘I get that. I know that guy.’ I called my [acting] coach back, and then he explained Drax. He found the humor in the dialogue that I didn’t find at all,” he said.
Bautista went on to painting Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to boot to Avengers: Infinity Battle, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Esteem and Verbalize. He’s going to reprise the role one closing time in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and has described the expertise of asserting goodbye to Drax and the MCU as “bittersweet.”
Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are at the moment streaming on Disney+. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 premieres in theaters on Would possibly perchance per chance moreover 5, 2023.