For the many that were able to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 over the weekend, it’s safe to say that Drax was one of the many highlights of this film. After not having all that much to do in the original, Drax became one of the biggest sources of comedy, with his blunt observations creating a lot of laughs along the way.
One may underestimate just how much time pro-wrestler Dave Bautista spends preparing for the role of Drax. As shown though through a newly-released video, it takes a lot of work to transform Bautista into Drax.
The extensive make-up done to transform Bautista is quite effective, as its impossible to tell it’s him when dawning the Drax make-up. It’s very cool to watch this process happen in fast forward, as I wonder just how much time it took for the make-up team to prepare Bautista everyday.
With Drax’s role increasing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I wonder where the character will go next. Not only is there a Volume 3 on the way, but the Guardians will also be teaming up with the Avengers in Infinity War. While its been nice to see Drax shine as a more comedic character, hopefully Marvel can find ways to have the character grow more dramatically, similar to his Guardians counterparts.
Are you surprised by how much work it takes to turn Dave Bautista into Drax? Where does Drax ranks among your favorite Guardians of the Galaxy? Be sure to sound off in the comments below!