Dave Bautista's 'fanboy questions' for Kurt Russell

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 January 2017
Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista has confessed to bombaring Kurt Russell with "fanboy questions" on the set of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Dave Bautista bombarded Kurt Russell with "fanboy questions" on the set of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'.

The 48-year-old actor was thrilled when he found out the 65-year-old star would be appearing in the film and prepared to quiz him on his previous roles.

He said: "I didn't want to hit him with all of the fanboy questions right off the bat, but as soon as I got comfortable with him I did. He's great and super down to the earth, he's a very social guy and doesn't like to separate himself from the younger cast, he's got a lot of great stories, he's very good looking ... he's a very interesting guy!"

Asked what the pair spoke about, he added: "The first thing I asked him about was 'Big Trouble in Little China', I just wanted to know more about that, and what he thought about The Rock being recast as Jack Burton and he said, 'Ah, I don't care.' And I said 'Really?' I was really upset by that because to me, The Rock is not Jack Burton, like Chris Pratt would make a much better Jack Burton.

"I take that stuff very personally, because I'm a fan boy first, I am a geek at heart. So, he just didn't care, 'Oh I'm sure he'll do a great job' and then of course I asked Escape from New York questions, and we had a lot of good conversations about that."

And Dave also teased what is in store for his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' character Drax the Destroyer.

He told Collider.com: "It's an extended version of the first film, for the Drax character. There's just a lot more ... most people's first perception of Drax would be he's just a big, muscly brute, and he's just going to go in and be an all-action character.

"But he's more funny, driven ... there's a lot more of that. He gets closer and more caring with the other Guardians, and they become more of a solid family in this one. If I had to put a tag on this second film I would say 'family,' that's kind of the theme."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.


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