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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 To Explore Drax’s Past


Now that we’ve already met Drax, it’s time to dive deeper into The Destroyer’s backstory. At least, that’s what Dave Bautista says is the plan for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. With the sequel to Marvel’s space opera scheduled for a 2017 release,James Gunn is busy fine tuning the script. Cinema Blend visited the SPECTRE set in which Dave Bautista teased a few statements. There’s been talk of the GOTG 2 plot focusing on the identity of Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) mystery father, as well as branching off into more planets unknown.

We received a quick snapshot of Drax, knowing Ronan ‘The Accuser’ had killed his family. In the comics, Drax was once known as Arthur Sampson Douglas, a saxophonist, and it was Thanos who killed his family. At the end of the film Drax does piece together that Thanos was the real mastermind behind Ronan.

Kronos, a being of immense power, found the astral form (likely hear more about in the Doctor Strange movie) of Arthur, and reformed him into a superhuman warrior known as Drax The Destroyer. Replacing Thanos with Ronan in this backstory is one of the changes that came with the film adaptation, but perhaps we might hear about his transformative journey.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) | Photo credit: Marvel

When asked by Cinema Blend whether we’d get to hear more of Drax’s backstory in the sequel. Bautista said:

I don’t think anybody would be upset with me sharing that I think that’s what they want to do. I think that’s the goal — is, you know, we wanna tell more of the stories of the characters, because the characters are really interesting. You know, I think that’s what made Guardians so successful as characters. They really are interesting. They’re a little — they’re jaded. They’re just not your cookie-cutter characters. They’re definitely not boy scouts and girl scouts by any means, but I think that’s kind of what made people able to relate to them. And I think, yeah, I think definitely they want to tap into some of that some more and tell more stories, which, as a fan, I’m excited to see.

Dave Bautista will be in Spectre as Mr. Hinx, which is out in theaters on November 6.

Source(s): Marvel & Cinema Blend

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