His appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be his last as Drax in the MCU. After six appearances in Marvel feature films (as well as the Holiday Special) and almost ten years of loyal service alongside Starlord, David Bautista bids farewell to the world of Marvel superheroes. During an interview for GQ , the actor says: “I am so grateful to Drax. I love it. […] But it’s a relief [que ça soit fini, ndlr]. It wasn’t always pleasant. It was difficult to play this role. The makeup process was cumbersome. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy — it’s comedic performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff.” So that’s David Bautista’s new wish: to play roles deeper than a “simple” character who is only a comic spring. Already in 2020, he advanced in a podcast by Michael Rosenbaum his desire to get out of the roles that he is usually entrusted with: See also on Konbini “What I really want to have is dramatic roles. Good old drama… I don’t get a lot of opportunities to get these roles, but I keep looking […]. Sometimes you don’t have to conform to people’s expectations and show them that I can play these roles. Cody, a darker Twitch influencer than Drax, but not necessarily smarter. The next real change is his role in Knock at the cabin by Night Shyamalan, where he will play a weird guy who leads a group of weird guys who believe in a near apocalypse. Already in 2017 and 2021, he had been able to work with Denis Villeneuve in Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, director with whom he had greatly enjoyed collaborating. Still at GQ, he says: “I think that’s how I was able to find out how good I could be. He brings out the best in me. He sees me in a different light, sees the performer I want to be. Maybe that’s how I’ll solve this riddle. “We hope that David Bautista will continue to believe in his dreams and will find what suits him.
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