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Dave Bautista Improvised A Scene In 'Infinity War,' And People Are Losing It

Diply 15 May 2018

For the longest time, Drax, played by Dave Bautista, has been one of the MCU's most underrated characters.

Coming from an intergalactic race who speak and understand only in the most literal terms, his deadpan humor has been making subtle appearances since the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.

But this year, in Avengers: Infinity War, Drax's dry comedy really stood out.

Actually, one of the funniest lines in all of Infinity War came from none other than Drax.

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When the Guardians arrive on Thanos' crash-landed ship to find Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man, there's a tense interaction between the group.

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While holding Spider-Man hostage, Star-Lord says to Iron Man, "I'm gonna ask you this one time: Where's Gamora?"


"I'll do you one better:Who's Gamora?" answers Iron Man."I'll do you one better: Why is Gamora?" says Drax.

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The sheer ridiculousness of the line totally defuses the moment, and audiences everywhere loved it. 

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So much so that it became a popular "Expanding Brain" meme, where Drax's question is obviously the most intelligent and perceptive out of the three.

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And, as it turns out, Dave Bautista actually improvised that line.


We know — it's almost too good to be true!

The exciting tidbit was revealed in an interview with Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

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“The script only said, ‘Where is Gamora?’ ‘I’ll do you even better: Who is Gamora?’" said Markus.

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"And then one day Bautista just goes, ‘I’ll do you one better: Why is Gamora?’” Markus explained. “It’s like, ‘OK, you’re very good at your job.’”

Uh, no kidding!

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Naturally, fans were elated to hear that one of the film's most iconic lines came from the genius mind of Drax himself.

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Now will everyone quit sleeping on Drax? He's absolutely kills his delivery in every single film.

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However, Dave Bautista wasn't the only hero to improvise a scene in Infinity War.

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Actually, Tom Holland ad-libbed that intensely emotional scene in the movie where he dies in Iron Man's arms.

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The only thing codirector Joe Russo told Holland was to, "Act like you don't want to go."

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Aside from a little direction, the rest of that heartbreaking moment was all Tom!

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Fans were equally as impressed by Holland's ability to improvise such a memorable moment of the film. 

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Tom's improvisation is especially remarkable because the scene with Peter Parker's death marked a pivotal moment for the character.

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After all, Peter Parker is just a teenager in all of this.

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Up until that point, it's difficult to say whether Peter had fully understood that gravity of the situation in Infinity War or the serious risks that come with being an Avenger.

And Tom Holland expressed all those intricacies flawlessly in his death scene.

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So, let's have a big round of applause for Dave Bautista and Tom Holland, everybody!

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Both of them really added something to the movie that wouldn't have been possible without their involvement.

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Sheesh, the more we discover about Infinity War, the more we love it!


Frankly, though, the entire movie is jam-packed with so much talent that we should have expected at least some improvisation from these brilliant actors.

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