Dave Bautista Wants His Own Drax Movie And James Gunn’s On Board
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Whether you're a Marvel fan or not, it's plain to see he's doing pretty damn well - especially considering both film franchises are set for more action and excitement with further cinematic escapades in the pipeline.
But if that wasn't enough for him, Bautista has now had a crack at trying to get a standalone Drax the Destroyer film. Now that's something we could definitely get on board with.
He pitched the idea via the only appropriate channel these days - Twitter.
He told his 1.18 million followers: "But on the bright side! Which I usually try to look at... if this can happen then the chances of me getting a Drax movie have got to be astronomically high! Like so high that I'm going to stop tweeting and sit by the phone and wait for @MarvelStudios to call! ....any second now!"
But on the bright side! Which I usually try to look at... if this can happen then the chances of me getting a Drax movie have got to be astronomically high! Like so high that I'm going to stop tweeting and sit by the phone and wait for @MarvelStudios to call! ....any second now! https://t.co/hOt1I2OJxJ
- Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 6, 2018
And American filmmaker James Gunn, aka the writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, only went and responded.
Just tried calling.
- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 6, 2018
Short, sweet and snappy. Just how we like it.
So with Gunn seemingly on board with a Drax solo effort, what could possibly be in the way? It might have something to do with the small fact that Marvel's already loaded production schedule would most likely see a Drax project staying on the backburner for the time being.
As UPROXX points out, with Captain Marvel and the eagerly anticipated Avengers 4 planned for 2019, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 penned in for 2020, the next few years are pretty jam packed.
As far as Bautista is concerned, however, we won't be missing him on the screen for long because he has seven (yes, seven) upcoming projects listed.
He also remains seriously interested in a return to WWE. Batista's last match was on 1 June 2014 against the Shield, in a six-man tag match with Triple H and Randy Orton.
Bloody hell, Dave. Might be time to take a holiday soon.