Dave Bautista says “goodbye” to Drax, at the end of the filming of Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Drax
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The actor had already warned that he wanted to stop playing this superhero.

The filming of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 has just ended, and as announced by the director james gunn, this will be the last volume of the saga. In an Instagram post, Dave Bautista therefore bids farewell to Drax, the character he played in the MCU: “ I still don’t have the words. It ended so suddenly and I was already on another movie before I could realize it was over. It’s the end of a journey that changed my life. »

This goodbye is not a surprise. The American wrestling champion had already announced several times that the adventure would end at the end of the trilogy. In 2019, he explained to Ellen Degeneres on the occasion of the Ellen Show: ” You know, the journey ends when the circle is complete. I’m ready to wrap it up and move on. But I didn’t think that my departure [du MCU] would be an outcast because I imagined everyone suspected it. That’s how it works: we’re working as a trilogy, and James Gunn has already announced that this is his last film. And if James leaves, so do I “. Indeed, the actor has long pointed out that his love for Drax stems in particular from Gunn, who was fired from directing that third movie by Disney because of his inappropriate jokes on Twitter. In support, Bautista had therefore refused to play his role again – something that did not happen since the director was rehired. He was explaining to variety : “ I am contractually obliged to make this third film. But if I had held on, I think Marvel and Disney would have had the decency to cancel my contract. “.

James Gunn celebrates the end of filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in pictures

On the occasion of this end clap, the director of Guardians left a message on his networks: After over 100 days of filming and over 3,000 takes, here is the slate of the final shot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, given to me by the camera crew.. It was a simple seated Rocket plan… […] “. He further writes: I love this incredible team and cast, their sublime talents and caring souls. I am a lucky human to have had them with me on this trip that lasted almost a decade.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 will be released in theaters on May 3, 2023.

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