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Dave Bautista nonchalantly confirms Drax's return in Avengers 4 next May, says he might not return for Guardians Vol. 3

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Sep 1, 2018, 11:51 AM EDT

For those of you still mourning over the heavy losses incurred at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Dave Bautista has some good news for you. During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, the Guardians of the Galaxy actor confirmed that his character, Drax the Destroyer, would be returning, even after he was wiped from existence after Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet snap.

"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 that I was signed up for Guardians 3. I’ve shot scenes for it, so we must come back somehow. 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, and nobody told me not to say anything."

This shouldn't come as too much of a shock to Marvel fans, as Disney wouldn't just kill off the members of its most lucrative franchises: Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, and Spider-Man. Moreover, we already know that Spider-Man: Far From HomeGuardians Vol. 3, and a currently untitled Panther sequel are in the works, so the Avengers will certainly figure out a way to reverse the Mad Titan's successful plan to wipe out half of all life in the universe. Nevertheless, it'll still be interesting to see how they do it and with the help of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel

With the recent termination of director James Gunn, the third Guardians of the Galaxy film has been put on indefinite hold until a replacement director can be found. Bautista has been one of the most outspoken supporters of Gunn, tweeting numerous times about his disappointment and anger over Disney's decision to sever ties with the filmmaker. 

While interviewing on The Jonathan Ross Show, Bautista said:

"It's a bitter, bitter conversation, because I'm not really happy with what they've done with James Gunn. To be honest with you, I don't know if I want to work for Disney."

Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.