Batista’s time as Drax the Destroyer is coming to an end. He confirmed that the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie is his final commitment to play the role, but the Drax character isn’t going away.
Big Dave Bautista logged onto Twitter and set the record straight. He will be 54 by the time the third Guardians movie comes out, and he’s not looking to play a saggy Drax. That character is apparently not vanishing, but the actor will change.
Drax isn’t going anywhere. He just won’t be played by this dude! by the time G3 comes out I’ll be 54 yrs old for gods sake! im expecting everything to start sagging any second now.
James Gunn replied to Batista to let him know that, “There’s no Drax for me without you, buddy! You ARE the MCU’s Drax the Destroyer and, as far as I’m concerned, could never be replaced. And you have the right to do whatever you want with your acting choices!”
Batista fired back a reply to James Gunn and said, “And there’s no Drax for me without you brother! #EndOfAJourney I love you dude.”
This is rather interesting and it also leads us to anticipate some sort of fan revolt if they try to recast Drax the Destroyer. The fact that Batista used #EndOfAJourney is quite telling. We really do not envy whoever gets to replace Batista in that role as it seemed to be tailor-made for him.