Avengers: Endgame may be out of theaters, but fans and the people who worked on the film are still talking about the immensely successful movie. And one of the hottest topics of debate centers around Thanos, and whether or not his character was dealt with in a satisfactory manner after the Mad Titan killed off half of all life in the universe.
Recently, Dave Bautista weighed in on the villain’s fate. The actor shot to fame playing Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, but his interactions with Thanos were much more limited than in the comics, where Drax had sworn an oath to end the Mad Titan’s life for destroying his family. And Bautista wishes viewers could’ve gotten to see some of that dynamic in the movie as well.
“I don’t know. I think he’s going to be a little unsatisfied he didn’t kill Thanos himself. I thought about that a long time ago. James [Gunn] is super creative, and he’s also a fan so he will dig through and come up with a new villain and something for Drax that I’m sure people will appreciate. He’s a genius.”
Drax’s grudge against Thanos was made clear near the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. And it also makes sense that a proud warrior like himself would remain unsatisfied with not being the one to take him out at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
But considering the scores of heroes in the film who needed an epic conclusion to their personal journey, it was inevitable that side characters would get shortchanged. This was, after all, primarily an Avengers movie with the final appearances of Captain America and Iron Man, the latter of whom ended up being the one to take out Thanos, although not without paying the final price for his actions.
It remains to be seen what the future of the MCU has in store for the Guardians, now that the big team-up event of the MCU is over and the characters are going to be returning to their individual franchises. With the introduction of cosmic beings like Adam Warlock though, it can be safely assumed that Peter Quill and his motley crew of heroes, including Drax, will be having their hands full in the next installment of the Guardians series.