Former WWE World Champion Dave Bautista, also known as Batista, paid tribute to his beloved Guardians of the Galaxy character, Drax the Destroyer, on social media. The actor was cast nearly a decade ago and has since played the character in three Guardians of the Galaxy movies, a holiday special, and in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Thor: Love & Thunder.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 being his final appearance as the character, Batista took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the fans and his Guardians family for the unforgettable experience. In the tweet, Batista expressed his appreciation for being a part of the magical journey that Drax the Destroyer has taken him on.
He wrote, "Every day, I pray for Drax. The role that changed my life. Forever grateful to the fans and my Guardians family. What a magical journey it's been. Thank you for letting me be your Drax."
Batista's Love for Playing Drax
The character of Drax the Destroyer has played a significant role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and both critics and fans have praised Batista's portrayal of the essence.
The actor has previously spoken about how much he enjoys playing Drax and how nature has significantly impacted his life. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently in theaters, and Batista's farewell to the character has made fans emotional.
The actor's tribute to Drax is a reminder of how important it is for actors to connect with their feelings and how their role can significantly impact their lives. It also shows how much the Marvel Cinematic Universe means to its actors and how grateful they are to be a part of it.
In addition to his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Batista has starred in movies such as Blade Runner 2049 and Spectre. However, his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer has undoubtedly been one of his most memorable roles, and fans will surely miss seeing him on the big screen as the beloved character.