Dave Bautista's 'fanboy questions' for Kurt Russell

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

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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
  • 137 min
  • 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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1. THEMOONS26 Jan 2017, 11:10pm Report

You are right David B....Chris Pratt would make a really really good Jack Burton.

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