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MCU boss Kevin Feige calls Dave Bautista one of the best actors Marvel has ever worked with
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MCU boss Kevin Feige calls Dave Bautista one of the best actors Marvel has ever worked with

He says he's been blown away by the wrestler-turned-actor's performance.

There have been hundreds of actors who have worked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it all kicked off back in 2008.

So many faces have graced the big and small screen and have given unforgettable performances, incredible one-liners and amazing moments.

While everyone will have their 'favorite', it seems like one actor has stood out for the head of the MCU.

Ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol: 3 coming out in cinemas around the world, Kevin Feige believes Dave Bautista deserves a particular round of applause.

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Speaking to The Direct, the Marvel boss said: "We watched the movie last night, and we were talking about moments that tear us up, when [Drax] watches... I'm not going to give anything away, but he gives an expression in the movie."

He then added: "I literally am like, not only is Drax one of the best characters in the MCU, written by James, but I think Dave Bautista has become one of the best actors that we've ever gotten to work with, and I just want to give that shout out."

That is a humungous amount of praise, especially considering Dave doesn't come from a traditional acting background.

The former wrestler has made a big splash in Hollywood after making the transition from being in the ring to being in front of a camera.

Feige said during his interview: "I really enjoy when people who are not coming from an acting background ... really knock it out of the park. He's turned into an amazing actor."

It's a shame that Vol: 3 will be the last time we get to see Bautista as Drax.

He revealed at the start of the year that he is saying goodbye to the character and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general.

After playing the role for nearly a decade, Dave wants to explore other projects.

He said in an interview with GQ: “I’m so grateful for Drax. I love him. But there’s a relief [that it’s over]. It wasn’t all pleasant. It was hard playing that role.


"The makeup process was beating me down.

“And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy - it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff.”

He also wanted Marvel to give Drax a bit more screen time to explore his character.

Speaking to Colider last year, he explained: “I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally. Because I think Drax has more of a story to tell.

"I think Drax has a really interesting backstory, which they dropped the ball on.

"That’s no dig on Marvel.

"They had their slate, I know what they’re focused on, that’s what they have slated out. But man, I think they really missed the ball on Drax. He has such a great backstory.”

Well, at least he has Kevin Feige backing him into whatever he lands in next.

Topics: Dave Bautista, Kevin Feige, Celebrity, Marvel