Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, one of the most anticipated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be released on May 5th. As we get closer to the expected date, not only multiple production details begin to emerge, but also comments about what we can expect in the future for the charismatic characters that make it up.
We cannot ignore the fact that space warriors have been with us for almost 10 years. In 2024, in fact, it will be a decade since the premiere of the first film in the trilogy. Therefore, it is normal for doubts to arise about its continuity. Mainly because Marvel, in the recent past, has already shown that it’s not afraid of goodbyes. Iron Man and Captain America, for example, each departed in their own way.
Thus, the fandom wants to know if the actors of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 have their guaranteed presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond their next film. Sadly, there is one figure in particular who has hinted at his goodbye. This is Dave Bautista, who gives life to Drax.
In an interview in The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Dave Bautista said that he and his teammates only agreed to participate in the three Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and in multiple crossovers with other characters. It is easy to say, but the actor has 7 productions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he doesn’t see Drax’s story, and possibly that of his colleagues, continuing after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
This is my seventh movie as Drax. And my third of Guardians. It was our trilogy. That’s what we all agreed, to make a trilogy. And I think this will be the last version of our Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Be careful with his words, because he is speaking in the plural. At the moment, he is the first actor in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to cast doubt on the future of the group. Are we about to witness a mass farewell? Dave Bautista added:
«I constantly relate it to the way I concluded my career as a fighter. I finished it like a fairy tale. And he would never return to tarnish it. And it’s the same with this. With Drax, I have to end it in the perfect way. I would never sign up for another job like Drax just to get a paycheck. It would tarnish that perfect ending and I won’t.”
In the past, Dave Bautista has already mentioned that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be his last collaboration with Marvel Studios. At that time, yes, he talked about his personal outlook without including the rest of the cast.
One of the reasons why he plans to get off the boat is because James Gunn, director of the trilogy, will say goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Let’s remember that he is now the co-CEO of DC Studios and is leading a deep restructuring. “This is how it works: we work on trilogies, and James Gunn has already announced that it is his last film. And when James finishes, so do I », he declared on the Ellen Degeneres show.
Let us prepare, then, for Drax’s departure, and perhaps that of others. Let’s not rule out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 having tragic endings for some of the warriors, whether we like it or not…