‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Drax the Destroyer Tattoos Explained; Deleted Scenes Revealed


“Guardians of the Galaxy” may be on its way to a second film, but mysteries from the first movie are still pouring out. One of these mysteries include the significance of Drax the Destroyer’s (Dave Bautista) tattoos.

Now, a report from Cinema Blend details the story behind the character’s cool skin art. According to the the website, explanation of Drax’s tattoos was actually incorporated in the movie; however, it ended up as a deleted scene.

In Cinema Blend’s descsription, the deleted scene begins with Drax giving a background of his tattoos. The website quotes the character in saying:

“This is the history of my life. This here, my soul union with Ovette upon Mount Kilos.”

Drax the Destroyer then goes on about what he lost in the past and Rocket asking him whether he cried when his wife and child were killed. Cinema Blend relays that this leads to a drunken argument between the two characters.

However, although the deleted scene is a fun addition to Marvel’s Phase 2 Collection Blu-ray set, there may be a deeper meaning to it.

Collider points out that fans of the comic book version of Drax the Destroyer may pick up more from the scene than audiences only familiar with the character in the movie.

The website also raises that this scene may (or may not) have something to do with director James Gunn’s statement about an Easter egg that no one has uncovered yet.

Whatever the signifance of this scene is, Cinema Blend thinks that it was only logical for it to be deleted from the film’s final cut. The website justifies this by saying that Drax already shared the tragic story of losing his family so explaining that again through describing his tattoos will be redundant.

Drax the Destroyer and the other guardians will have their next adventure on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” scheduled for release on May 5, 2017.

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