It’s funny how things work out. When Marvel was putting together the cast for Guardians of the Galaxy, they probably never dreamed that it would be former professional wrestler and MMA fighter Dave Bautista who would emerge as the film’s most likable character. And yet, with his deadpan line deliveries and awesome physicality, Bautista stood out among his live-action costars  —  I mean, nobody was going to beat Groot  —  as the funniest and most sympathetic of all the Guardians. Just like that, Bautista was a bonafide movie star and one of the biggest strengths of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And with the latest television spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (via it’s become obvious that Marvel knows exactly what is has this time around. Bautista has been pretty much front-and-center for each of the new trailers Marvel has released, getting big laughs for his character’s oh-so literal sense of humor. This new spot offers another spin on the Mantis collision from the film’s Super Bowl spot, except now Drax isn’t shouting offers of help too late so much as expressing relief that he wasn’t the one taken out. It’s just one more great joke in Bautista’s collection and further proof that he’s the best non-Baby Groot thing the film has going for it.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will blast its way into theaters on May 5, 2017.

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