Drax Wants to be a Klingon!
In a Tweet sent on June 26th, 2021, Drax actor Dave Bautista stated that he “was born to be a Klingon,” and frankly, Marvel Blog True Believers… who is going to disagree with him?
Likewise. I was born to be a Klingon. Just sayin. 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/xV7jXpTMlk
— Poor Kid Who Chased His Dreams. (@DaveBautista) June 26, 2021
Bautista responded to a Tweet from fellow StarTrek.com writer Jay Stobie that stated he would love to see Bautista in Star Trek. “Likewise,” Bautista agreed. Somebody get this man a Bird of Prey!
I'm such a troublemaker 😇 I really do want to see Dave show up in #StarTrek! 🖖 https://t.co/GUOyY9unwb
— Jay Stobie (@StobiesGalaxy) June 29, 2021
A Whole New Galaxy
Previously, Bautista has stated that he was uncertain that he would ever return to the role of Drax, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise (although he stopped short of ruling out the possibility altogether).
Bautista is one of the busiest actors these days (and we viewers reap the benefits). He’s currently filming the sequel to Knives Out in Greece with director Rian Johnson and series star Daniel Craig (not to mention the rest of the incredible cast, including Agatha Harkness herself, Kathryn Hahn).
And in 2019, the wrestler turned actor made an appearance in an episode of What We Do in the Shadows. He appeared in an episode that also featured cameos from other MCU stars like Taika Waititi.
Plenty of Possibilities
There are lots of different places in the Star Trek universe that Bautista could appear as a Klingon. The Klingon Empire features heavily in some of the storylines on Star Trek: Discovery, for example, and the Federation had many run-ins with Klingons during the era that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be set.
Plus, if Bautista wants to avoid the face prosthetics that his follow alum, Kenneth Mitchell (who played Joseph Danvers in Captain Marvel), had to use when he played the role of an albino Klingon, Voq, on Discovery, he could just voice a character in one of the upcoming animated series.
For example, he could avoid the face prosthetics by simply voicing a Klingon in the already ongoing animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, or in the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy affording possible venues.
Considering how many MCU actors have come from the Star Trek universe (and vice versa) a Bautista Klingon certainly isn’t outside the realm of possibility. In fact, Bautista’s co-star from Army of the Dead, Ella Purnell, is voicing a character named Gwynn alongside some other Marvel-alum, Dee Bradley Baker (who voiced Tippy Toe and Lockjaw on Marvel Rising) and Jason Mantzoukas (who appeared in FX’s Legion), in the new series Prodigy.
To Boldly Go Where No Drax Has Gone Before!
We only discovered Bautista’s avowal that he was born to be a Klingon this morning, and already, we can’t imagine life any other way! What do you think, Marvel Blog True Believers? Which other Marvel Cinematic Universe actors do you want to see on Star Trek, and in what roles? Let us know in the comment section!
Source: Daily Star Trek News/Warner Media/Tyler Golden/HBO
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