Dave Bautista refuses to confirm his participation in Thor Love and Thunder even though it is obvious that he is one of them.
Two of the most anticipated Marvel projects are Thor Love and Thunder by Taika Waititi and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 by James Gunn. Marvel Studios has confirmed that the two films will be directly linked, with Thor: Love and Thunder leading up to Guardians 3. But does that automatically mean Drax will appear alongside the God of Thunder?
Several members of the Guardians have been confirmed to the cast of Thor 4 including Chris Pratt and Karen Gillan. And if Dave Bautista will certainly be present in the film, he refuses to confirm the information.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bautista was asked about his future Marvel plans, but remained as evasive as possible when discussing his minor role in the film. Thor 4.
“Well, assuming I went to Australia to shoot Thor 4. I know Chris Pratt announced he’s in Thor 4, but I haven’t heard anyone at Marvel or Disney say I couldn’t tell that I was in Thor 4. So I’m not going to confirm or deny it. (Laughs.) But that said, I’ve worked with Taika before, so I’m familiar with the Taika process. “
Bautista has indeed already worked with Taika Waititi in the series What We Do in The Shadows in which he had a small role, so he plays on words. Bautista remains cautious and doesn’t want to piss off Marvel.
“It’s one of those things that I sort of turn around because I don’t want to piss off anybody at Marvel. I don’t want to piss off anyone at Disney. And as far as I know, I guess they gave the green light for Pratt to announce that he was in the movie, but I didn’t hear anything about it. “
He adds : “And from what I heard, they said it was wrong to confirm that you were in the movie. But of course, when all the Guardians are on a Disney jet for Australia and they are photographing us as we enter the hotel. There are pictures of everyone except me on the set. So since there weren’t any pictures of me as Drax on set, I didn’t say, ‘Yeah, I’m in Thor 4.’ “
Thor: Love and Thunder will see the return of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Taika Waititi as Korg but also Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Christian Bale as Gore The God Butcher and Russell Crowe as Zeus.
The film will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
Source: THR / Credit © Marvel