In "Avengers: Infinity War," we know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Earth-based and cosmic heroes will join forces to try and eliminate the threat posed by Josh Brolin's Thanos. However, former WWE Superstar and Drax actor Dave Bautista might not be satisfied with a team-up. Instead, he might want a little one-on-one time with the Mad Titan.
While speaking with Screen Rant at a recent press event for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," Bautista spoke candidly about his hopes of Drax taking on the mighty Thanos all by himself. "Personally I’d love to see him go head to head with Thanos," said Bautista. "I’d love to see that. I’ve always been a proponent for that. You now, they’re just really brilliant about their writing. James Gunn has so much, well, he’ll have complete creative control over 'Guardians 3' and he has tons of input as far as Guardians go on in 'Infinity War,' so I just trust in him, man. I do completely."
Referring back to the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film, Batista would go on to say, "Of course Ronan was only a puppet. It’s really Thanos that I need to kill."
Drax has a long and storied history with Thanos in the comics, so Bautista's comments aren't unwarranted. Much like in the MCU, the comic book version of Drax lost his family after they were attacked and killed by the Mad Titan, and the two would go on to battle on a number of occasions, including a battle that led to Drax's death in 2010's "The Thanos Imperative."
Whether or not we get to see Drax actually stand toe-to-toe with Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War" is anyone's guess. In the meantime, though, you can catch Drax and the rest of his ragtag band of intergalactic warriors when “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters May 5.