Is Dave Bautista The Best Actor In The Marvel Cinematic Universe? Feige Weighs In

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Praises Dave Bautista’s Performance As Drax In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, Calling Him “One Of The Best Actors”

By Amitabh Mukherji
May 1,2023

Kevin Feige Praises Dave Bautista’s Performance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently praised Dave Bautista’s performance as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, calling him “one of the best actors” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the global press conference for the film, Feige highlighted Bautista’s standout performance and praised the actor’s evolution as an artist. Feige also referenced a particular scene that he said “tear[ed] us up,” but refrained from giving any spoilers.

Bautista’s Acting Evolution

Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista

Nathan Fillion, who moderated the discussion, added that Bautista has “turned into an amazing actor,” referencing the Drax performer’s lack of extensive acting background prior to Guardians of the Galaxy. Fillion commended Bautista for “knocking it out of the park” as an actor with no prior experience.

Bittersweet Goodbye


With strong implications that Guardians 3 may be his last venture as Drax, Dave Bautista‘s performance in the film is undoubtedly the highlight of his portrayal of the character. Having appeared in every Guardians film, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, as well as Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Thor: Love and Thunder, Bautista has turned Drax into a beloved character for both fans and the movie’s creative team. It will certainly be a bittersweet goodbye to both the character and the actor.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters on Friday, May 5. With the early reviews for the film, fans can expect another action-packed and emotional adventure with their favorite galactic heroes.