It’s been known for a long time that Marvel’s upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be the final chapter of the titular team’s story. Writer and director James Gunn has said as much on multiple occasions, confirming the news once again earlier this week. However, this didn’t stop franchise star Dave Bautista from adding his two cents when asked about the threequel in a recent interview with Comic Book.
The former wrestler, who plays the equally fearsome and hilarious Drax the Destroyer in the MCU, began his statement with a joke about his character’s many lost battles. He then went on to voice his admiration for his fellow cast-mates, his friend Gunn, and the experience he’s had working with Marvel. If these comments sound like they’re hinting at Vol. 3 being Bautista’s final superhero outing, it’s probably because they’re meant to.
Its come full circle and I’m looking forward to wrapping it up. And it’s bittersweet. I mean, I’ve been doing ’Guardians’ since 2013 and when this thing comes out it’ll be in 2023. So that’s a ten year journey. You know, all things must end.Dave Bautista
There has been a lot of speculation about which Guardians will survive the events of their next adventure. It remains to be seen if Drax ends up with a space funeral of his own, or if he finally gets the victory Bautista has always wanted.
Source: Phase Zero Podcast