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    Why Does Dave Bautista Think His Marvel Exit Is A “Relief”?

    Dave Bautista is one of the few wrestlers who successfully transitioned into acting. The former WWE star is known for playing several characters, including Drax in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ franchise. The third installment will mark his exit from the Marvel franchise.

    In a recent interview, the actor said that the exit is a “relief” as he didn’t want to play Drax for too long. He also talked about the kind of legacy he wants to leave behind. Let’s find out in detail what Bautista said about the superhero franchise and his exit.

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    Dave Bautista Thinks His Marvel Exit Is A “Relief”

    David Bautista's Drax
    David Bautista’s Drax

    Bautista is known for his goofy portrayal of Drax in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ franchise. However, the third installment will be his last film in the franchise and with Marvel.

    In an interview with GQ Magazine, the wrestler-turned-actor said that he is grateful for the character and loves him. “But there’s a relief [that it’s over],” he said. “It wasn’t all pleasant.”

    He said that it was hard for him to play that role. “The makeup process was beating me down. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy — it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff,” Dave added.

    He will next feature in ‘Dune: Part Two‘, an M. Night Shyamalan thriller film titled ‘Knock at the Cabin’ among others.

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    Bautista Feels Marvel Didn’t Do Justice To His Role

    David Bautista's Drax
    David Bautista as Drax

    In the past, the former WWE star expressed his dissatisfaction with the way his character Drax was handled. “I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally,” he said.

    He said that the character had a story and an interesting backstory to tell which Marvel “dropped the ball on“. He further said that if the character was explored more, it “would have given me the opportunity to show different sides of Drax, emotionally. And physically as well.”

    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is slated to hit theaters in the United States on May 5, 2023, as part of MCU’s Phase Five.

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