Dave Bautista Refuses to Read the Full 'Infinity War' Script

Thursday, 03 August 2017 - 10:58AM
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 - 10:58AM
Dave Bautista Refuses to Read the Full 'Infinity War' Script
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Back in January, the day before he was due to start filming Infinity War, Dave Bautista announced that he, like Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, still hadn't been given a script for the movie, lamenting the tight secrecy that Marvel keeps on all of their projects.




As it turns out though, even after he was given a copy of the movie's script, Bautista still didn't delve into the nitty-gritty of the text. In another tweet, the star, who plays the lovably literal Drax the Destroyer, admitted that he's far too concerned about spoilers to actually read the entire screenplay.




This does seem to fit with Bautista's standard method for gearing up for a role. Back when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released, the wrestler-turned-actor admitted that when he'd first read the script for that movie, he'd only paid attention to his own lines, and as such, he didn't catch a lot of the jokes that his character was involved with. Said Bautista:

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"What I usually do when I get a script is I read my dialogue first, I just didn't really get the jokes. I just didn't think Drax was that significant in the film, and I don't find myself funny at all. So I remember reading, and I'm just sitting there not laughing. Like, wow, it was disappointing because I thought Drax was going to be so much more. When we sat down for the table read, is when it clicked. It clicked in my head. For one, I could hear everybody doing their own parts, and it was just so funny and deep, and some of it sad. But also, when I would say my lines and people would laugh, it would kind of start to make sense."
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There's something wonderfully charming about the fact that Dave is afraid of spoilers in a movie that he's actually appearing in. Plenty of comic book movie actors love their characters, but Bautista is a genuine Marvel fanboy in the truest sense. It's hard not to smile at the tale of how he was so excited and terrified when he landed the role of Drax that he cried with joy at the news, and it's nice to know that his Marvel enthusiasm remains so strong to this day. When Drax finally gets to meet Iron Man in Infinity War, it'll add extra depth to the moment knowing just how stoked Bautista is to get to share screentime with Robert Downey Jr. Drax may seem gruff and disinterested, but never forget: inside his sarcasm-proof shell is an inner child that's doing cartwheels with excitement.

If any actor within the MCU best reflects what we'd all feel if we were cast for one of these movies, it's Dave Bautista. Here's hoping he enjoys Infinity War when he finally gets to see the finished film.

Avengers: Infinity Wars hits US theaters May 4th, 2018.
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