Dave Bautista Thinks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Could Be the End for Drax

Bautista on the set of the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
Bautista on the set of the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
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True Love

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Dave Bautista stated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is “probably going to be the end of Drax” in a recent interview with Digital Spy.

I don’t think they’re very interested, or it doesn’t fit into the way they have things mapped out. But other than that, no. I mean, as far as my obligations, I’ve got Guardians 3, and that’s probably going to be the end of Drax.

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Renfield

Appearing as a guest on Kevin Smith’s Fat Man Beyond podcast, Robert Kirkman described Universal’s solo Renfield movie as a “fun, extremely violent comedy.”

We’re doing this cool movie for Universal that’s a focus on Renfield. It’s a story about him being Dracula’s henchman and how shitty a job that is. It’s a fun, extremely violent comedy because I’ve got a crutch, and it’s violence.

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Orphan: First Kill

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The movie has a very childlike quality in some ways, but it’s also extremely violent at other times. Because she’s a violent psychopath. The movie is turning out just awesome. [Esther] is this very romantic person who so much wants love and then when she doesn’t get it, a different side of her comes out. And it’s brutal. So the movie really plays both of those sides really well. So it has a really big heart for her, but it also has a real… super dark side. We’re right in the final stages of finishing the movie.

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The Green Knight

There are five new character posters for A24's The Green Knight.

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F9

A new F9 featurette hypes the film’s “car-nage.”





Paper Girls

Ali Wong has joined the cast of Amazon’s Paper Girls adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s comic as “Adult” Erin — “the woman the show’s 12-year-old Erin (Riley Lai Nelet) grows up to become. When the two Erins finally come face-to-face, they are forced to confront the gap between their childhood hopes, dreams, ambitions and the reality of their grown-up life.” [THR]

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Hello Tomorrow!

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Moon Knight

A photo of Ethan Hawke on the alleged set of Marvel’s Moon Knight has surfaced.


Legends of Tomorrow

The Legends cause the Cuban Missile Crisis, those scamps, in the synopsis for “Bay of Squids” airing May 23.

FOLLOWING ORDERS - The Legends are shocked when Rory (Dominc Purcell) takes command and manages to find the location of an important Alien, but he also lands them in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ava (Jes Macallan) is eager to question the Alien, but they must steal it back from the Cubans and Russians who think it is bio-warfare sent by the Americans. The team makes the decision to split up, leaving Nate (Nick Zano) and Zari (Tala Ashe) to work together to stop a nuclear disaster alongside JFK while Behrad (Shayan Sobhian) tries to leverage his newfound friendship to stop Castro from starting a war. Meanwhile, with Spooner’s (Lisseth Chavez) help, Rory makes an unlikely deal that could lead him on a solo mission to find Sara (Caity Lotz). Adam Tsekham, Olivia Swann and Matt Ryan also star. Sudz Sutherland directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer (604). Original airdate 5/23/2021.

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Black Lightning

Black Lightning draws to a close in the synopsis for “The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure” airing May 24.

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The Flash

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Relatedly, here’s a super dramatic trailer for next week’s episode.


Superman & Lois

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My Hero Academia

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DISCUSSION

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Context is important here - he’s not saying they’re not interested in Drax, he’s saying a Drax/Mantis movie didn’t pan out:

“There were talks for a while about a Drax and Mantis film. It was really because it was James Gunn’s idea. He really wanted to do a Drax and Mantis film. He laid it out to me. I thought it was such a brilliant idea, but I haven’t heard any follow-up from the studio,” he noted.

“I don’t think they’re very interested, or it doesn’t fit into the way they have things mapped out. But other than that, no. I mean, as far as my obligations, I’ve got Guardians 3, and that’s probably going to be the end of Drax.”

Also a Drax/Mantis project sounds perfect for D+.

He also admits he’s not seen a recent script:

“I don’t know what the script of the third film is, to be honest with you. There was a script years ago that obviously is going to have to change because the whole direction of the Marvel universe has changed,” he explained.

Sooooo...sounds more like salary negotiation to me.