Dave Bautista Hints at Drax's Fate in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 3'

Dave Bautista Hints at Drax's Fate in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 3'
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It looks like Dave Bautista has finally decided to address Drax's future in the MCU, hinting at it in his Instagram post celebrating the end of filming of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'.

Professional wrestler Bautista achieved in-demand actor status thanks to his role as lovable but rather dangerous alien Drax in the MCU space opera back in 2014. With James Gunn leaving Marvel after the upcoming third installment of the saga, it looks like Bautista is following his director by stating that he will leave the MCU after the release of Guardians 3. But what will happen to Drax?

In a recent Instagram post, Bautista talked about his feelings about finally leaving the franchise, describing his experience as "the journey that changed my life." Interestingly, Bautista added the curious hashtag #GoodbyeDrax, indicating his departure from the role. But is this really the case? Perhaps Drax himself will leave the MCU after being killed off in the upcoming film?

Fans on Reddit decided to ponder every possible scenario for the character after Bautista leaves. The most popular one, of course, is a happy ending for the beloved character – Drax will finally return to his family and fly off into the sunset with them, whistling blithely in his spaceship. Or something like that. Either way, this kind of fan reaction really shows how much this character is loved and how much he will be missed.

Some fans are more pessimistic about Drax's future, noting that a great death in battle would suit the alien warrior very well, elevating his role from comic relief to a truly dramatic personality.

'Guardians of the Galaxy 3 ' will hit theatres on May 23, 2023.