Dave Bautista is remaining coy about whether we’ll see Drax in the upcoming movie Thor: Love and Thunder.
There have been reports that the actor was in Australia to film scenes for the fourth installment of the Thor franchise, but he’s not confirming or denying anything.
Click inside to read his coy response…
With a laugh, Dave said, “Well, assuming that I went to Australia to shoot for Thor 4… I know that Chris Pratt has announced that he’s in Thor 4, but I haven’t heard from anybody at Marvel or Disney where it would be OK for me to say that I was in Thor 4. So I will neither confirm nor deny.”
“But having said that, I’ve worked with Taika before, and so I know Taika’s process. Taika’s process is whatever’s written on page, there’s going to be a dozen more opportunities for you to shine because he’s an improvisational-type actor and he’s an improvisational-type director,” Dave continued. “So yes, if you have an opportunity to work with Taika Waititi, don’t even be concerned about how small the role is because if you get there and start killing it, he’s going to make you a bigger part of the film. Did that answer your question in a roundabout way?”
Dave basically confirmed he’s in the movie with his next statement. The reporter mentioned seeing a video of him and other cast members on a private jet, saying they were heading to film Thor 4.
“Yeah, it’s one of those things where I kind of dance around it because I don’t want to piss anybody at Marvel off. I don’t want to piss anybody at Disney off. And as far as I know, I guess they gave Pratt a go-ahead to announce that he was in the film, but I haven’t heard anything about it. And as far as I’ve heard, they said it’s not OK to confirm that you’re in the film,” he said.
Dave continued, “But obviously, when all the Guardians are on a Disney jet going to Australia and they photograph us walking into the hotel… (Laughs.) There are photographs of everybody except for me on set. So because there were no photographs of me as Drax on set, I’ve not come out and said, ‘Yeah, I’m in Thor 4.’”