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Dave Bautista Is Leaving MCU After The Release Of ‘Guardians Of Galaxy Vol 3’

Dave Bautista Is Leaving MCU After The Release Of ‘Guardians Of Galaxy Vol 3’

Dave Bautista has long been vocal about wanting to move on from acting in major blockbuster movies, but it now appears that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be his last with Marvel. The 53-year-old Drax actor revealed the news during an interview with Shortlist when discussing the upcoming film’s storyline and how he has come to identify more as a man than a character. “I’m not going to be playing that role for much longer, because I can’t keep up physically…I just wanted to make sure I go out on a high note.” When asked what would happen after Vol. 3 was released, he replied “I think I’m going to retire too. Earlier in his career, Bautista was a successful MMA fighter before moving into acting. Bautista would go on to portray Drax in May 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and reprised the role in 2016’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as well as Avengers: Infinity War last year. He is set to reprise his role once more in Avengers 4 this May.

Who is in the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3?

  • Chris Pratt as Peter Quill
  • Zoe Saldana as Gamora
  • Dave Bautista as Drax
  • Vin Diesel as Groot
  • Bradley Cooper as Rocket
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Pom Klementieff as Mantis
  • Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha
  • Sean Gunn as Kraglin
  • Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord
  • Will Poulter as Adam Warlock
  • Chukwudi Iwuji is The High Evolutionary
  • Daniela Melchior
  • Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex
  • Maria Bakalova as Cosmo the Spacedog
  • Nico Santos 
  • Dane DiLiegro
  • Henry Heffernan as Actor

Release Date:

The film is scheduled to be released on May 5, 2023. The film is directed by  James Gunn and produced by Kevin Feige.

About Dave Bautista?

WWE wrestler turned actor Dave Bautista is a six-time world champion in WWE, and is best known for his time with the wrestling promotion from 2002 to 2014 under the ring name Batista. He also had a brief appearance in the first season of the MMA reality show The Ultimate Fighter but was eliminated quickly. In addition to his work as Drax, Bautista has played roles like Agent Hoyle in 2013’s Riddick and Drax in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

What role does he play in the Guardians Of The Galaxy Franchise?

He played the role of Drax in the Guardian of the Galaxy with superhuman strength, and on Earth was Arthur Douglas, a human with the same superhuman strength. He joined Peter Quill, Gamora, and Rocket Raccoon to fight Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy). In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he was responsible for having his home planet Aberti destroyed by Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War). In Avengers: Infinity War, he was killed when Thanos snapped his fingers but returned in Avengers: End Game

About the Guardians Of The Galaxy Franchise?

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by James Gunn and stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017), the team must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter’s (Pratt) true parentage.

What To Expect From Guardians Of Galaxy Vol 3? 

The third installment of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is currently in the works, according to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. The film will pick up after Avengers 4 and feature a new lineup of Guardians. This lineup most likely includes everyone that survived Thanos’ Snap in Avengers: Infinity War, but it is unlikely that any of the original members will return as they all appear to have some kind of death sentence. fans are very much here for it, as long as the creative team picks the right actor for each role and keeps the essence of what made the original Guardians of the Galaxy such a blast to watch.


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