Should Marvel Recast Drax Or Introduce A New Character?

  • Published on Sep 9, 2018
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Comments • 342

  • Ben McDonald
    Ben McDonald 4 months ago

    At this point I really think they need to hit the reset button on Drax, they took him from 1 of the most dangerous being in the galaxy who is feared by most and was a true force to be reckoned with and just turned him into a big clown, he is not the same character we started out with in Guardians 1 and they really need to change that because what he is now is just bad

  • Roei Potash AKA Poihpio

    "Alan Horn messed up" I'm sick and tired of people stupidly thinking Horn made up the decision completely solo withot the agreement of everyone else at Disney

  • jivenesspie
    jivenesspie 9 months ago

    Cgi drax

  • Jonathan Barkley
    Jonathan Barkley 9 months ago

    GotG3 should have Drax leave the team early on. Thanos was defeated in A4, they come across some society that was decimated by Thanos, Drax stays to protect them or something. The team has a nice goodbye and the story moves on. Intro Moondragon or Angela to replace him on the team.

  • William La Rochelle
    William La Rochelle 9 months ago

    Presumably Drax (Dave) is in Infinity War 2. That can be it. No need for Guardians 3. Disney made a costly knee-jerk decision, supported by Trumpy jerks. Recasting would alienate fans.

  • Charles W Jansen II
    Charles W Jansen II 9 months ago

    Good statement on J. Gunn. I'd like to see Allan Horn fired immediately for making such a rash decision. He can't be good if he is going to make such a rash decision without talking to all parties involved.

  • Clyde. J Garcia
    Clyde. J Garcia 9 months ago

    I say put Hulk in guardians of the Galaxy

  • jbcomics
    jbcomics 9 months ago

    John get over it already. Gunn isn’t coming back. Stop throwing a fit

  • Renee Moore
    Renee Moore 9 months ago

    That whole situation is so like his character actually. Have to wait adn see.

  • Wamphyrison
    Wamphyrison 9 months ago

    The first to do when you decide to keep a clunker, befriend a n honest and competent mechanic. So take a few mechanics on man dates and keep the car! The Integra is a cool car!

  • Elbert Lee
    Elbert Lee 9 months ago

    No, they are paying Gunn for the script. Gunn may end up asking the cast to make the last one and clear the path foe them to fulfill Gunn’s vision, plus, it can’t hurt Gunn’s relationship with Disney and it might even up his value to other studios.

  • Michael Schaub
    Michael Schaub 9 months ago

    No John, let me help you out with this one: I want to be done with Disney as well. I'm sick of how they treated Gunn, as well as the disjointed mess of Star Wars movies. BUT... I have spent lots and lots of hours on these Marvel and Star Wars movies, and I at least want to see the conclusion of the main stories before I move on. I no longer wish to devote/invest my time to that company, BUT... I at least owe it to myself to see the Infinity War story and the SW sequel trilogy finish out. I want to see the end of the Skywalker story, and the defeat of Thanos/victory of the Avengers. Then, since most stories will be a jumping-on point, I no longer feel like I have an unfinished story. It would be a different situation if we were talking about a new Star Wars saga, or a new Marvel movie that starts a new story. But we are talking about concluding chapters here. It's like reading 999 pages of a book and deciding to quit before reading the final, 1,000th page. It's just stupid. I've been disgusted with some bad stories before, but when I invest tons of time into them and there's just a bit left to follow to finish them out, I'll do it to at least get the full picture.

    • Michael Schaub
      Michael Schaub 9 months ago

      EP9 and Avengers 4 are PERFECT exit points for those of us that wish to stop feeding the giant. We can watch these films to satisfy our need to conclude the stories we've invested so much time into, and then we can leave afterwards to satisfy our wish to move on. Not to mention the fact that, narratively speaking, for ME the Start Wars movies are about the Skywalkers. I really don't give a shit about anything else. Now that I'm being told that Ep9 is the final Skywalker saga film, I no longer have a reason to care about further movies, and I don't have to follow your condescending rules about watching/not watching these films. "Be careful about that..." is it hard to see us from that mountaintop you're judging from?

  • Michael Schaub
    Michael Schaub 9 months ago

    Didn't Thanos kill 3/4 of Thor's surviving people? Half at the beginning, and half of that when he did the snap?

  • JP G
    JP G 9 months ago

    Honestly F the people who don't want Gunn back.. so rather them be the ones who are butthurt over nothing in the end.

  • Clint Mack
    Clint Mack 9 months ago

    Scott Lang should join the Guardians, like in the Comic. Comic relief replaced.

  • Ramon Jr Vargas
    Ramon Jr Vargas 9 months ago

    Drax wants to leave, Gamora is "gone'. Easy fix, put Valkyrie and Korg in the Guardians, Thor can be a casual member/ king of new Asgard.

  • Cinematic Tendency
    Cinematic Tendency 9 months ago

    Draxx- There are different ways and good ideas out there but I think the best option is just to recast and make the joke/funny comment about it.

  • Kicknowledge Smith
    Kicknowledge Smith 9 months ago

    Draxx can just be killed off or retired!!!! just a comedy character anyway!! nothing like Draxx in the books

  • Thedeadjoker666
    Thedeadjoker666 9 months ago

    the thing with drax is that he had a revamp in the comics so it could make sense to do the same in the movies as long as they handle it good.

  • Sauvage Ascension
    Sauvage Ascension 9 months ago

    Fire lord, Martinex, Quasar, Nova, Charlie-27, Major Victory aka Vance Astro, Moondragon, Adam Warlock, Angela... all could easily replace Drax The Destroyer.

  • Edgar Diaz
    Edgar Diaz 9 months ago

    John should really preview these questions before recording. Seriously, a quarter of them were not even questions.
    A lot of time is wasted answering stupid "questions" like Allan Jensen at 8:00

  • Sam MacLean
    Sam MacLean 9 months ago

    I don't want Drax to go but if he must go just kill him off don't recast please 😢

  • KyleQuest
    KyleQuest 9 months ago

    option 3: Alan Horn steps down. He's freaking 75 yrs old and can retire now.
    A new chairmen could hire Gunn back without restraint.

  • SykoChiipmunK
    SykoChiipmunK 9 months ago

    yes bring in Nova Prime and/or Adam Warlocke

  • House JEDi
    House JEDi 9 months ago

    Maybe it's just me, but I think it's kinda obvious that Disney is waiting to announce Bradley Cooper as the director for GoTG Vol. 3. He did an awesome job of directing "A Star Is Born" and now that TIFF has arrived and people have seen the film, I wouldn't be surprised if after some good positive PR about Bradley Cooper, his recent film and directing skills, etc.- then Disney will announce him as the director for Vol. 3 of GoTG. It honestly would make a lot of sense and people would be less 'up in arms' about it. James Gunn is not coming back for GoTG3 no matter what ANYONE says and if Taika Waititi doesn't direct it (which seems more and more likely that he will not), then it's prob gonna go to Bradley Cooper- IMHO. People need to start thinking of Cooper as a director and not just an actor and this is exactly what Bradley Cooper wants. Now, with "A Star Is Born" getting praise and "GoTG3" possibly being given to Cooper, it could be exactly what he needs and what Disney needs. It'll be mutually beneficial plus maybe Disney can save a lil' $$$ by offering Cooper the directing gig instead of a more established director.

  • Richard Perez
    Richard Perez 9 months ago +2

    Gunn is gone and people need to move on. Talk about OCD! Let it go.

  • James Turner
    James Turner 9 months ago

    screw golden age we are in the platinum age. theres more movies being made then ever whether you like blockbusters, comic book movies, oscar bait or anything in between. we have it good right now

  • Winter Naomi Vera
    Winter Naomi Vera 9 months ago

    Chances are high that Thanos dies in "Avengers 4". Ronan is dead, and Thanos is dead. Drax decides to retire between "Avengers 4" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2". Problem solved. No need for reshooting "Avengers 4" to explain his absence. No need to recast. You just write him out of "Guardians Vol. 2" and focus on Adam Warlock taking his place. The end.

  • nixland
    nixland 9 months ago

    Marvel doing Avengers 4 reshoot :

  • baby Jesus
    baby Jesus 9 months ago

    There are plenty of other wrestlers and bodybuilders that they can airbrush

  • Hitmonkey
    Hitmonkey 9 months ago +1

    In the comics Drax started out looking completely different and looked that way for decades, then in the 'Annihilation' storyline he died and was brought back to life in a completely different body and that's the Drax we have today. The MCU could just do it the opposite way around. Have him die and come back in a new body that looks like the classic Drax from the comics with a new actor. Comic accurate solution.

    • Jeshurun Abinadab
      Jeshurun Abinadab 9 months ago

      Comic accurate solution, but whatever they end up doing with Drax is going to pull people completely out of the film for a moment when they first see whatever it is onscreen because it will be glaringly obvious that whichever direction his story arc takes going forward is a reaction to real world drama.

  • navajanegra
    navajanegra 9 months ago

    OK John i am done with starwars, episode 8 was a deception, so no thanks

  • Justin Credible
    Justin Credible 9 months ago

    Just have whoever the villain is in G.O.T.G. 3 kill Drax in the first scene of the movie and have the rest of the cast spend the rest of the movie trying to get the villain.

  • One Nerds Perspective
    One Nerds Perspective 9 months ago +1

    Unpopular opinion I know, how about just not doing a new Guardians film. 2 was a massive step down from 1 and with the probable acquisition of the Fox owned characters, they will be more looked forward too anyway. With Guardians 3 being delayed/postponed or whatever it won’t be coming till 2020, the same time we could potentially get new X-Men films. Also, X-Men > Guardians.

  • mythdusterds
    mythdusterds 9 months ago

    I hate recasting Drax. It would be better to get a new character because that Shows that Guardians is willing to take a risk rather than playing safe & making fans angry.

  • mythdusterds
    mythdusterds 9 months ago

    I hate recasting Drax. It would be better to get a new character because that Shows that Guardians is willing to take a risk rather than playing safe & making fans angry.

  • mythdusterds
    mythdusterds 9 months ago

    What got me was that the James Gun firing occured before Comic Con started so the discussion really happened the whole Comic Con plus the fact Marvel did not have a big presence made it so that news stayed out there longer.

  • Jeremy Thomas
    Jeremy Thomas 9 months ago

    It would be so dope if Disney called up the X-Men for infinity war 2! I hear they bought the rights from fox so is it possible?

  • AvatarIII
    AvatarIII 9 months ago

    The way to minimise damage at this point isn't to rehire James Gunn, but to "fire" Alan Horn (call it firing but really just retire him with a golden parachute). That might even appease Dave. The guy is old, probably senile and made a horrible kneejerk reaction with far reaching consequences, anyone else that made a decision that bad would have been fired.

    • thekingzepp
      thekingzepp 9 months ago

      He fired a pedophile supporter... and you call that senile. You liberals seriously are biased. Also Alan Horn is a big reason Disney has been so successful. Not everything goes through feigy dingus.

  • Jaheel Frederick
    Jaheel Frederick 9 months ago

    Love the Integra

  • AvatarIII
    AvatarIII 9 months ago

    $200 for a battery change? Jeez.

  • tyrone blackshear
    tyrone blackshear 9 months ago

    Get over James Gunn is gone there are other talent directors that will have a chance to semd GOTG in an interesting direction.

  • Gavin Luke Ross
    Gavin Luke Ross 9 months ago

    I don't really care about GOTG but omg if they actually did "it's a shame drax died on that last mission" "yeah but it's a good thing that we met BILLY here!" would be fucking amazing 😂😂😂

  • Adam McHardie
    Adam McHardie 9 months ago

    Making expectations is ruining the film community.

  • Abram Treadwell
    Abram Treadwell 9 months ago

    1200 every 6 months in car repairs is cheaper than a car payment dude

  • Phillip Criswell
    Phillip Criswell 9 months ago

    I think they should just vamp the script of Guardians 3 so that something happens to Drax early on where it seems like he is probably gone for good and use that as a jumping board for the introduction of Moondragon with an emotional arc from the get go. Then based off of that it give Marvel time to recast for a future film if they decide to go on or just leave his character lost for good.

  • Khoa Nguyen
    Khoa Nguyen 9 months ago

    How about letting him stay dead?

  • princess starr
    princess starr 9 months ago

    Dave Bautista has grown so fast as an actor that his career will shine with or without G3!!!

  • Cap H2O
    Cap H2O 9 months ago

    There ARE poor people in Singapore like every other nation/ city, but honestly I do not think it's a large majority. Of course, people will always complain about not having enough. But I'd like to take most of them (not all of them, as I said some ARE poor) bring them to some other really poor countries to show them what real poverty is. We are, on the whole, very fortunate already.

  • SHM Hooligans
    SHM Hooligans 9 months ago

    Replace Drax with beta Ray Bill

  • sanch Sanchayan
    sanch Sanchayan 9 months ago

    There is no visible poverty in Singapore.

  • Merejiah smoc
    Merejiah smoc 9 months ago

    Gotg2 was lame, Gunn is overrated, Drax the destroyer has been reduced to comic relief.... not that difficult of a decision.

  • sanch Sanchayan
    sanch Sanchayan 9 months ago

    You can always keep two cars .

  • Chevonne Staton
    Chevonne Staton 9 months ago

    Some might hate me but I really would not even realize if he was recast. It is not like he is Zoe.

  • Phelie315
    Phelie315 9 months ago

    I agree with you about Drax, but I just wanted to mention that the shooting for Avengers 4 is not actually completely done. There were set pictures from reshoots from just 1 or 2 days ago.

  • Επαμεινωνδας Κοσμας

    I won't say golden age but we often know when we are in a great era when we are in it. It's when many pieces of art are released all around the same time, they do well with the public and and are considered great pieces.
    The early 90s alt rock scene. The mid 90s hip hop scene. The 70s film era. The latest 2000s early 2010s cable television scene.
    History can look back and bring up or knock down these eras but we all know when they exist when we live in it.
    And I wouldn't call this era the golden age of comic book films. The films, stories, and impact aren't good enough or big enough. It may have been on the verge after Avengers and Winter Soldier cane out but it's been stagnant since. And the best of the comic book films is still widely regarded as Nolan's trilogy and they came out before the era started. And when you adjust for inflation it's right up there as the biggest of the films popularity wise. Ledger's Joker certainly had a bigger cultural impact than any comic book film since.
    That's the problem with this current era. Nothing memorable. We watch the films. We enjoy them. Then we forget them. Give me one quote from an MCU film that anyone recites often. Hum me one piece of music or sing me one song from a film that wasn't already a hit before the film. It's vanilla, cookie cutter, formulaic mediocrity.
    No artists will be looking back studying this era to create a future one. It's completely commercial driven.
    And people need to stop bring up Logan. I challenge anyone to watch Outlaw Josey Wales then watch Unforgiven and then try anyone sit through Logan after. The cartoony nature of the film really stands out after that.

  • Mr. Geo
    Mr. Geo 9 months ago

    Keep batista, iknow i know but hes great

  • Turbo Nerdo
    Turbo Nerdo 9 months ago

    The film has been been put on hold, and there is a reason. Disney know they made a mistake in their rash firing of Gunn, but to rehire him would be to admit that they made a mistake. Why talk about recasting Drax when we don't even know when Draz is going to appear next? Wait till there's actually a new guardians film in production before you start this speculation.

  • AJ AJ
    AJ AJ 9 months ago

    Kill Drax- Bring in ( although not a GOTG character ) Deaths Head !! Yes !?

  • Frazz
    Frazz 9 months ago

    John, don't get rid of the car, buy a new car and store this car and take it out on special occasions.
    This way you won't have to spend so much on it, it stays's and will give you special moments on those special occasions. 3 birds, one stone.

  • Chris Falcon
    Chris Falcon 9 months ago

    Allen = Jerry Smith from Rick and Morty. "This is the 8th to last time I'm accepting that!"

  • r modric
    r modric 9 months ago

    Get the rock or vin diesel to do drax, hire whedon to direct gotg3.

  • Murchison Phillip
    Murchison Phillip 9 months ago +1

    I say recast him because Dave Batista is not a A list actor. He took the situation to far
    He was paid to do a job, and do it will... Where was his voice of outrage when he worked for the WWE and they were blatantly practicing racism/sexisum
    He is surrounded by some of a he best young talent in Hollywood... Take example from them

    • __________
      __________ 9 months ago

      No "A list actor" is needed for the role of Drax nor would it be sought after. He's a supporting character in an ensemble film.
      Furthermore, I don't think there's anything wrong with Bautista wanting out. He has principles and he's standing by them. Disney was wrong for doing Gunn like that and frankly they're only standing by that dumb decision to save face.

  • Jonathan Parks
    Jonathan Parks 9 months ago

    Singapore is a very hot, humid place to be. Probably the most unbearable place I have been. Did have some great Indian food though.

  • thevanishingflame
    thevanishingflame 9 months ago

    Drax wouldn't be able to tell if he looked different anyway, he thought Yondu and Peter looked just like each other.

  • julie
    julie 9 months ago

    At this point I hope they re-hire Gunn but fire Bautista anyway

  • patrice marcaggi
    patrice marcaggi 9 months ago +1

    Marvel don't needs DRAX anymore :soon they will have : BEN GRIMM ; BISHOP; WOLVERINE; CYCLOP ; GAMBIT and HUMAN TORCH ; more rich and interesting characters !

  • Geek Wood Science
    Geek Wood Science 9 months ago

    Kill him off give him an epic death that actually lasts

    • AvatarIII
      AvatarIII 9 months ago

      Yeah, have him sacrifice himself to kill Thanos. That would be the perfect end to his arc anyway.

  • D Strachan
    D Strachan 9 months ago

    Enter Dwayne Johnson. Maybe GOTG needs some franchise viagra 😂

  • itsdastuff
    itsdastuff 9 months ago

    stop smacking your mouth while drinking into the mic. its disgusting,

    • I don't get likes
      I don't get likes 9 months ago

      Theres nothing bad about it but if it hurts u so much mute it when he reaches for his drink.

  • Hellsing7747
    Hellsing7747 9 months ago

    They should kill him off and introduce new characters

  • Matt Skinner
    Matt Skinner 9 months ago

    I disagree with John's statement about Gunn and minimizing damage. I think they can still split the difference by using Gunn's script and hire a new director.

  • robobrain10000
    robobrain10000 9 months ago

    I am done with Disney, except for the MCU. Boycott all Disney films except for the MCU.

  • Chaz Khaira
    Chaz Khaira 9 months ago

    Drax can be done cgi Hulk size

  • Dalton Galvin
    Dalton Galvin 9 months ago

    Why not just replace Drax with Corg

  • Rafael Decanio
    Rafael Decanio 9 months ago +1

    dude nice car, im a big car nut, is that "teggy" a 2 door?

  • Cyber King
    Cyber King 9 months ago

    Am I the only one who wants to watch a scene with Gamora getting fucked by Rocket? #Zoophilia!

  • Siedious Swift
    Siedious Swift 9 months ago

    Great companion video John! 😊

  • Siedious Swift
    Siedious Swift 9 months ago

    Lol. Newman!

  • Siedious Swift
    Siedious Swift 9 months ago

    Great story about your car, I say bench it if there’s somewhere you can keep it. At little to no cost. ☺️

  • stephen mentze
    stephen mentze 9 months ago

    Disney still needs to suck up their mistake. Who cares about minimum damage. Disney isn’t above reproach and can apologize.

  • Siedious Swift
    Siedious Swift 9 months ago

    Lol. “Done with Disney after avengers 4 and episode 9” xD

  • Siedious Swift
    Siedious Swift 9 months ago

    Korg was cool! 😊

  • Wibbles McScribbles
    Wibbles McScribbles 9 months ago

    lmao love how corporate james gunn slaves will threaten disney with their $15 but will still pay to go see the next Avengers 20 times.

  • Ardent Dfender
    Ardent Dfender 9 months ago

    Don’t recast or replace Drax. Just let the character die or be a sacrificial casualty of Avengers 4.

  • Mariah Sinclair
    Mariah Sinclair 9 months ago

    There is no need for Drax to return, Bautista needs to learn not to bite the hand that feeds him.

  • Clothy22
    Clothy22 9 months ago +2

    John, can you please stop talking about James Gunn, Guardians 3 and Dave Bautista unless there is something now to talk about?

    • John Campea
      John Campea  9 months ago +1

      I take the questions that get sent in.

  • Agent SuperArgo
    Agent SuperArgo 9 months ago +8

    Perfect timing for Adam Warlock or Nova to be introduced.👍

    • Hitmonkey
      Hitmonkey 9 months ago

      Or Moondragon, replace him with his daughter. Could have a whole story around it since he thinks she's dead.

  • StarFyreXXX
    StarFyreXXX 9 months ago +1

    John - to be fair, they are currently doing reshoots and some other extra filming for Avengers 4. so if they want to make changes, this is the time to do it. BUT, it may not be worth making sudden changes, etc.
    Also, the hiring Gunn thing should be based on money. what horn said doesnt matter, nor is the group of ppl that dont want him back, IF the money Gunn brings in and the share price growth would be worth it. I dont think gunn is worth that much BUT no way Horn is either. he's not some legendary exec like bill gates, Steve Jobs, Zuckerberg, etc. he hasn't changed the world the way those other billionaire execs have. If they think gunn rehiring would cause the stocks to rise wwith the new movie? that is what you do. If you would lose some and gain others and it would be even, then you compare to if you would lose any value by not rehiring.
    Right now, as long as they still do a GotG3 and it makes 800 million+ it doesnt matter BUT if they do it and it fails and the stocks drop, then the shareholders should be furious if its believed that Horn caused that by his snap decision. Its about the share price and always should be.

  • Johnny Skinwalker
    Johnny Skinwalker 9 months ago

    I said this, Drax doesn't come back from the reappearance of the heroes after they reverse the Infinity Gauntlet. Have the rocky character from Thor Ragnarok Korg return instead like Thanos would have made a joke cause he hates Drax so much. That would be the perfect segway into the Thor director to come in and direct Guardians 3.

  • Last Days of Tha Grey Man
    Last Days of Tha Grey Man 9 months ago +1

    Kill him off in A4 to get rid of the Batista iteration of the character then resurrect Drax in his brutish form(like the comics) for GoTG3.
    Use CGI for brute Drax & a new actor to do the voiceover.
    Problem solved & everyone walks away happy.

  • ffstrat DH
    ffstrat DH 9 months ago +2

    Nova please

  • Ciscoak 907
    Ciscoak 907 9 months ago

    U cant say ur done with Disney after ep 9 n avengers 4..I think he jus fuckin did.

  • TheWeeklyjack
    TheWeeklyjack 9 months ago

    Dear john long time viewer from your collider vids. The question is what do you think of Disney play it new competition to Netflix and hulu and would it be worth it because of the fox merger deal happening?

  • nickmoney
    nickmoney 9 months ago

    "I have lived most my life surrounded by my enemies, I will be grateful to die along side my friends." That line makes Gamora so much more tragic what happens to her.

  • Andy
    Andy 9 months ago +1

    I think they should recast Drax and get The Rock to replace Dave Batista.

    • Siedious Swift
      Siedious Swift 9 months ago

      Kurosagi lol Mr. Johnson big time to play a goofy side character. I don’t think he would go for it.

  • Se7enof09
    Se7enof09 9 months ago +1

    No! I love Bautista. I'm sure he will play well with others when it comes time. Drax is a funny character. I like him with Mantis. He's not my favorite marvel strike force character though.

  • Pop Culture Inc.
    Pop Culture Inc. 9 months ago

    Batista said he'd come back if they used James Gunn's script, so just use his fucking script and you don't have to ruin any of the characters.

  • RenaissanceKing
    RenaissanceKing 9 months ago +1

    Quasar(Phyla-Vel), Moondragon, and if you need a "strong guy" then replace Drax with Charlie-27.

  • The Andrew K Channel
    The Andrew K Channel 9 months ago

    Kill off Drax and introduce a new character.