Dave Bautista Explains His Marvel Retirement Decision

Dave Bautista Explains His Marvel Retirement Decision

Dave Bautista Explains His Marvel Retirement Decision

MCU star Dave Bautista explained once more why he feels his exit from his role as Drax is so perfect following his next Marvel appearance.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is confirmed to bring the final story for the current iteration of the Guardians team, which has been a staple in the MCU since 2014. And while it’s largely expected that at least one member of the team will meet their end in this movie, nobody has discussed their impending exit from the franchise more than Dave Bautista, with many believing Guardians 3 will be Drax’s final run.
Bautista hasn’t hidden the fact that this movie will almost certainly be his final time playing the role, as he’s teased his exit in multiple social media posts and often in interviews for the new threequel as well.
And now, with only a few months remaining until Drax and company give the MCU its second movie of Phase 5, Bautista has pulled back the curtain on Guardians 3 being his curtain call with Marvel Studios.
Dave Bautista on Impending MCU Exit


In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, MCU veteran Dave Bautista addressed his decision to retire from the franchise after his role in this Spring’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Bautista once again confirmed that this will be his final MCU movie, noting how he and his co-stars all signed up for a trilogy and that this will be “the last version of [their] Guardians of the Galaxy” in the MCU:
Fallon asked the star if it was “hard to walk away” from the role, to which Bautista admitted that it was hard but also that it was the right time. He wants to end his tenure in the MCU similarly to how he finished his career as a professional wrestler, making his intentions clear that he doesn’t want to tarnish his story in any way:
Bautista Ready to Close Drax’s MCU Story
Dave Bautista hasn’t been shy about saying that Guardians 3 will be the final time fans see Drax the Destroyer in the MCU, making the odds quite high that Drax will be killed off at some point during the plot. The sense of finality coming with this movie is something that hasn’t been a secret over the past couple of years, and with this new interview, Bautista made it perfectly clear that he wants to end his time with the MCU on a high note.
While specific plot details are still being kept close to the vest, the movie’s first trailer that debuted in early December teased a sense of imminent doom for the team, which is still reeling after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The end of that trailer even seemed to hint at Drax’s story coming to an end, with Bautista’s hero deep in discussion with Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord about killing anybody who gets in their way. And even though this is no guarantee about Drax’s survivability from this quote alone, things aren’t looking too peachy for the Guardians’ most metaphor-averse member.

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