3 Feb – While Hugh Jackman did walk back on his words about no longer playing Wolverine, Dave Bautista is adamant that he will not be returning as Drax the Destroyer following the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3".
The actor, who was asked about the role on "The Tonight Show", stated that he has already played the character seven times, three of them in the Guardians movie.
"It was like our trilogy," he said. "That's kind of what we all signed up for, to do a trilogy. And I think this will be the last version of our 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'"
Bautista stated that writer-director James Gunn has created the perfect exit for his character and that returning for another movie would be tarnishing that farewell.
"We all had those perfect character arcs and such a storybook ending," Bautista said. "I constantly relate it to the way I ended my wrestling career. I ended it on a storybook note. And I would never go back and tarnish that. And it's the same with this."
"With Drax, I just got to end the perfect way. And I would never sign up for another job as Drax just to get a paycheck. I would tarnish that [perfect ending], and I won't do it," he added.