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Kevin Feige Has Special Praise For Dave Bautista After Guardians Of The Galaxy 3
During a presser for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” MCU president Kevin Feige was justifiably proud of the movie star success story that Dave Bautista's time as Drax represents.
Feige said, “Not only is Drax one of the best characters in the MCU [...] but I think Dave Bautista has become one of the best actors that we've ever gotten.”
Bautista’s Drax is comic relief, but never at the expense of himself or the film. He's an integral part of the movie and not just a joke machine for when things get too heavy.
Bautista's performance as Drax showed his considerable range, and the roles he's chosen after the first “Guardians” have stretched Bautista and shown the breadth of his skills.
The actor has managed to select films like ‘Spectre,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Army of the Dead,” and “Dune,” demonstrating he's interested in working with filmmakers of some renown.
He's proven his deft comedic timing several times over as well with broad studio comedies like “Stuber” and more erudite fare like “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”
His performance as the soft-spoken, doom-laden Leonard in M. Night Shyamalan's “Knock at the Cabin” was so successful it even convinced Bautista he was now a “respected” actor.
If Feige's comments are anything to go by, then audiences have a new treat to look forward to in Bautista's work as Drax in “Vol. 3,” which arrives in theaters on May 5, 2023.