Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed his biggest regret about making the first film. During a quarantine watch party of Guardians, Gunn referred to the scene in which the Guardians first enter Knowhere, and specifically a line uttered by Drax (Dave Bautista).
“After Drax said ‘Sounds like a place where I would like to visit’ he added ‘and kill many people there,'” Gunn wrote. “My biggest regret is not keeping this line in the movie.”
The full line comes when the Guardians first enter the space station formed from a Celestial’s head. When Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) refers to Earth as a planet of outlaws, Drax remarks “Sounds like a place where I would like to visit.” In the final version of the film, Quill agrees with him and there’s no further comment about it.
Drax’s desire to kill an entire planet of outlaws fits perfectly with his blunt way of speaking and warlike nature; it’s easy to see why Gunn came up with the line in the first place and why he wishes it was left in.
Gunn is currently in post production on The Suicide Squad, which he is also writing and directing. He is also slated to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at some point in the future.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has spoken about a certain line from Drax in the first film, and what he wishes he had changed.