While many Marvel fans were still recovering from the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy star, Dave Bautista dropped a spoiler that his character will return in Avengers 4. Keeping in mind that Drax was among the first heroes to turn into dust by Thanos’ snap, this comment came out as a ‘bit’ of a spoiler.
Although now Bautista admits that he shouldn’t say anything about Avengers 4, he has a pretty good explanation for letting out the spoiler: apparently, no one at Marvel told him not to.
“We definitely see more Guardians in the upcoming Avengers, which we’ve already shot,” Bautista said. “Oddly enough, I guess I wasn’t supposed to say anything, but I was already saying before Avengers 3 was released that I’d already filmed 4, and I was signed up for Guardians 3. I’ve shot scenes for it, so I must come back somehow,”
He said with a laugh.
“It’s comforting but at the same time I felt a sense of guilt because I don’t know if I was supposed to say anything, and nobody told me not to say anything,”
Well, although his comments seem to be good-natured, they come out at a time when his relationship with Disney is completely strained, following the firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn in July. Bautista has repeatedly criticised Disney over the controversial firing and even threatened to drop out of the franchise if the studio doesn’t use Gunn’s script.
The third installation to the GOTG was earlier expected to release in 2020 but is not under dark clouds following Gunn’s firing. Avengers 4 will release on May 3, 2019.