Dave Bautista , popularly known for playing Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), commented on the comparisons to Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) in a recent interview (via Variety ).
The actor revealed that leaving the mats behind and starting an acting career was never an attempt to become the next The Rock:
Bautista decided to leave the mats around 2009. Since then, he has starred in Marvel films as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and will be in productions such as Knock at the Door , by M. Night Shyamalan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 , by James Gunn .