James Gunn Says He Had To Fought For Casting Bautista As Drax In Guardians Of The Galaxy

Apr 7, 2020 2:30 PM ET

James Gunn Says He Had To Fought For Casting Bautista As Drax In Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn Fought to Cast Bautista as the role of Drax. Director of James Gunn recently revealed that it took some convincing for the studio to allow Bautista’s equipment as Drax. Despite Bautista’s fan and viewers’ favorite description of Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax, not everyone was on board for his initial casting.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe studio is a massive franchise, and there are a few properties that stand out as fan and supporter favorites. There was Chief among them is James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, which made the unknown characters household names. James Gunn assembled a killer cast to make up that titular team of Marvel heroes, but it turns out that he had to struggle for one character, in particular, to be considered.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy are made up of a variety of colorful characters, each portrayed by very different actors. While most fans and viewers would agree that the players are picture-perfect especially considering the franchise’s success, it turns out that James Gunn had to fight for one particular performer’s inclusion. Namely, Drax the Destroyer actor Dave Bautista. James Gunn recently announced this on social media.

Well, that was honest. It looks like the artist James Gunn had to advocate for Dave Bautista to be involved in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And it is a great thing he did because the fighter turned actor has become a serious scene-stealer, as well as Jame Gunn’s most important supporter when he was briefly encouraged by the franchise permit.

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