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James Gunn is out and about promoting his latest film The Suicide Squad. Now naturally, all the interviewers feel inclined to ask Gunn about his next film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
The topic of Marvel making an R-rated superhero film came up one or twice, and in an interview with The Direct, Gunn told reporters that he would love to make an R-rated Drax solo movie. Gunn’s full quote can be read below:
“I could go off and make a Drax movie that’s R-rated, that I would love to do, like barbarian Drax. But the ‘Guardians’ movies are fables, and I don’t think of them like that. I don’t write them like that. It’s a different type of movie, and you can have some gore and some scary darkness in there and things like that, which is good, but it’s not the rock and roll of ‘Suicide Squad.’”
So the question I ask today is: would you watch an R-rated barbarian Drax solo film?
Personally, I would definitely be down for a Drax solo film on two conditions. First, star Dave Bautista would have to return to the role. Second, it needs to fit into the current Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity. Best case scenario is to make it a prequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and explore what led to Drax being incarcerated.
The later films toned down Drax’s violent nature quite a bit, but the first film gave him some edge. I’d like to see Gunn return to that version of Drax and crank it up a bit.
So what about you, folks? Does an R-rated superhero film featuring Drax the Destroyer interest you?
I’ll see you in the trenches.