Dave Bautista Improvised Drax's Best Line During ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
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WARNING - CONTAINS AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR SPOILERS
When a movie like Avengers: Infinity War features such a huge line-up of big name actors and beloved superheroes, it can be hard for the lesser-known characters to make an impact on screen.
However, Dave Bautista is here to show you that even if life doesn't give you lemons, you can always find you own way to make lemonade.
And with his character Drax (a man who, when faced with suggestions that metaphors 'go over his head', straight-facedly responded "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it"), he always has the perfect opportunity to do exactly that.
One of his most memorable lines from the epic Marvel movie came when he was talking to Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt).
In the scene, the heroes from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies had just met up with their Avengers counterparts for the first time, and were trying to establish the whereabouts of fellow Guardian Gamora, who has been kidnapped by the maniacal Thanos.
In a marvellous display of Drax misreading the situation, it goes a little something like this:
- Peter Quill: "I'm gonna ask you this one time: Where is Gamora?"
- Tony Stark: "Yeah, I'll do you one better. Who is Gamora?
- Drax: "I'll do you one better. Why is Gamora?
Well, it appears that that line by Drax aka Dave Bautista was actually improvised.
Infinity War writer Christopher Markus spoke to Yahoo, saying: "The script only said, 'Where is Gamora?' 'I'll do you even better: Who is Gamora?' And then one day Bautista just goes, 'I'll do you one better: Why is Gamora?'.
"It's like, 'OK, you're very good at your job.'"
The former WWE wrestler wasn't the only one to come up with a few lines himself to make the final edit better.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW
When Thanos managed to complete his bracelet of doom with all the infinity stones, he wiped away a decent chunk of the universe, including some of our favourite characters.
We just had to sit there and watch Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Groot (Vin Diesel), Spider-Man, Peter Quill, Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Drax, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Maximoff/Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) fade away like dust.
It was particularly heartbreaking to see the youngest member of the team, Spider-Man, die in front of his mentor Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr).
As the high schooler pixelates into nothing, he says, 'I don't feel so good Mr. Stark' and 'I don't want to go, please, I don't want to go Mr. Stark. I am sorry, Tony, I am sorry'.
According to co-director Joe Russo, those lines were 100 percent improvised by Spider-Man actor Tom Holland.
A Redditor said Russo did a Q&A at their school and confirmed that Tom came up with those chilling words as well as that Valkyrie survived the mass death scene.