Guardians Of The Galaxy’s James Gunn Explains Why The Movies Changed Drax’s Backstory

As most Marvel fans know, there’s bound to be differences between the movie and comic book version of a character. We’ve seen debates pop up for years, from Adam Warlock’s preeminent debut to the changes amongst the Eternals. Of course, one character who’s changed a lot from page to screen is Guardian of the Galaxy‘s Drax. He went from a human being to a full-blown alien in the MCU films, and while some fans haven’t been bothered by his most obvious change, others have been a little more vocal about their displeasure. As with any fanbase, Guardians director James Gunn has read all the messages and broken down why MCU Drax’s backstory is different from the comic books.

Drax the Destroyer is a fan-favorite, but his backstory has been a source of confusion for some faithful comics fans. That’s what happened when someone asked Gunn why the character’s backstory was applied to his alien form rather than his original human form. James Gunn subsequently explained on Twitter why the story changed for the film version, as you’ll see below:

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