Dave Bautista Went Off-Script For Infinity War’s Hilarious “Why Is Gamora?” Line


Not to be outdone by Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr., it seems Dave Bautista also went off-script during Avengers: Infinity War, and it arguably resulted in Drax’s best scene.

Via Yahoo Movies, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been peeling back the many layers of Infinity War to discuss the sequel’s early story drafts and that one MCU hero who almost accompanied Iron Man on his journey to Titan (spoilers: it was Falcon).

But now, the creative duo have turned their attention to Drax the Destroyer, the former mercenary and current Guardian who is still struggling to wrap his head around the nuances of the English language – and invisibility, but more on that later.

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.’

As you’ll no doubt recall, that tense stand-off takes place soon after Iron Man and Star-Lord cross paths for the very first time, and their combined egos are enough to dwarf all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Leave it to Drax, then, to cut through the tension like a hot knife through butter, arguably resulting in one of the funniest scenes in the entire movie.

Because make no mistake, Avengers: Infinity War isn’t all doom and gloom, and it’s a credit to Markus and McFeely that the MCU mega-movie never collapses under its own weight. It’s not without its problems, of course, but as far as superhero team-up films go, Infinity War is a cut above the rest.

Source: Yahoo Movies