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Dave Bautista Would Never Play Drax In A Disney+ Series. Here's Why

Marvel Studios is expanding its cinematic universe in a new way this year, with the launches of its first-ever Disney+ series. So far, those shows have come in the form of "WandaVision" and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," with additional series like "Loki" and "Ms. Marvel" still to come. Much like Marvel's feature film outings, the studio's Disney+ shows function to not only keep the overall plot of the MCU moving forward, but also to shine a spotlight on some characters who already exist within the universe, and to introduce new characters for the first time.

However, just because some of the Disney+ shows focus on MCU characters that audiences are already familiar with (like Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff and Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson), doesn't mean that audiences should expect standalone Disney+ shows for each of the MCU's already existing players. At least, that appears to be the case with the Guardians of the Galaxy, a group of MCU heroes who seem like they are being totally excluded from Marvel's Disney+ plans.

While that news may be disappointing to some Marvel fans out there, it looks like one of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast members is more than happy to remain on the film side of the MCU.

The surprising reason Dave Bautista isn't interested in a Drax Disney+ series

In a recent interview with JoBlo, Dave Bautista (who plays Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" films) revealed that he would not be interested in doing a Disney+ series for the Marvel character — even if the studio asked him. The actor noted that he was initially shocked not to see a single "Guardians" Disney+ series in development at Marvel, saying, "Not one Guardians [of the Galaxy] character got a TV show. Like, how does that happen? There's so many interesting characters in that world. I just don't get it."

Bautista stopped short of openly criticizing the studio for its Disney+ plans, though, acknowledging that he doesn't know "what they have in mind" or "what they have planned." He then went on to remark that, "If they offered me a series, I wouldn't do it. Not a chance in hell would I do a TV series playing Drax. That is a make-up nightmare. I would be miserable. Yeah, that make-up isn't fun. It's awful, so I'm not gonna sign up to do a series where I'm in that make-up every day."

Given just how extensive Bautista's makeup process is for Drax, it's not hard to see why the actor wouldn't want to endure that routine for months on end making a six- or nine-episode Disney+ series. Unfortunately, that also means that, even if Marvel does decide to make a Disney+ show about one of the Guardians, it looks like there's very little chance of it being a Drax the Destroyer standalone series. That's undeniably disappointing, considering his current status as one of the MCU's fan-favorite characters.