One of the most vibrant franchises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to be Guardians of the Galaxy. When it was first announced, all eyes were on the casting process of the film. The biggest names were guessed and the final cast turned out to be great too. While actors such as Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper were limited to voicing their parts, Dave Bautista got his first and perhaps biggest acting break as Drax the Destroyer after leaving the boxing ring to take the Hollywood bus. .
Bautista has been quite vocal about his love for the character, the franchise, and filmmaker James Gunn over the years. Recently he also detailed his feelings, now that Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 will be the last time he plays Drax and makes his way out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But did you know, the head of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Drax didn’t even want to audition for a wrestler to play the Destroyer. Dave Bautista recently revealed that he was previously told that pro wrestlers were not being considered. Read on to know everything you need to know about the same.
In case you’re unaware, the late Chadwick Boseman auditioned to play Drax before he was conceived. black Panther But didn’t cut it. Jason Momoa He is the star who refused to play the role. So in the end it came back to Dave Bautista. In the new book The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he details the story, according to We Got This Covered.
Dave Bautista said, “At first I thought, ‘Maybe there’s a misunderstanding.’ But no, I was told this, [that pro wrestlers are not being considered]. I couldn’t make heads or tails out of them. I didn’t understand Drax at all. I called my acting coach, the greatest comic book geek of all time, and he flipped. “
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