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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

One of the greatest things about the original Guardians of the Galaxy film lied in the well-rounded cast. Yes, they were all weird and quirky, but they were also all fun in their own unique way. Hardly anyone had the same main character, and even if you disagreed on the “best” character, there’s a good chance you understand why others like their own respective “best” characters.

Groot is a sweetheart, Rocket’s a broken soul, Star-Lord is a goofball, Gamora’s a badass, and Drax is perhaps the oddest being ever to walk onscreen in a Marvel movie. The character — played by Dave Bautista — is big and buff, and has some real dark Punisher-esque motivations, but his inability to understand figurative language gave him a humorous unexpected edge. You need look no farther than the “Nothing goes over my head” scene to see how amazing it works out on screen.

Well, get ready for some more goods. In a recent Facebook post from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn, he went on to praise the reception that Bautista’s character got in the test screenings for the upcoming sequel.

“He’s been blowing people’s minds in our early screenings of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – exponentially increasing the raw emotion and humor he displayed in the first movie.”

That really comes as no big surprise. From what we’ve seen in the trailers so far, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 seems like it’s amping up virtually every aspect of the original movie, including the humor. Additionally, with Drax’s childish antics on full display, he was one of the big standouts of the trailer.

Are you looking forward to seeing Drax dial it up to eleven, or did you find it best tempered at an eight? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017!

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SOURCE: James Gunn (via Comicbook.com)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.