Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. Picture: Marvel Studios

Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista has revealed he wants his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' character to be given his own standalone movie.

The 49-year-old actor stars as Drax in the money-spinning film franchise and he's revealed he would love the character to be given his own movie - but he doesn't think it will happen.

He said: "I really pushed and fought for the Drax standalone film but I don't think it's ever going to happen.

"I really wish they would because I think there's a story to be told there and I think the fans would really love to see that story, even if it's not me portraying Drax, I just think it is an interesting story to tell."

Bautista feels Drax's backstory has been "lost and overlooked a little bit" by Marvel.

Speaking to MTV, he added: "It's a beautiful and heartbreaking emotional thing to know where that love for his family and that heartbreak over his family being lost and murdered, where it comes from I think."

Meanwhile, Bautista recently admitted he is still unsure whether or not he will star in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'.

The actor confessed he doesn't know whether he'll reprise the role of Drax in the scheduled Marvel movie following the decision to fire director James Gunn over a series of controversial tweets he previously posted.

He explained: "It's a bittersweet conversation. No, it's a bitter-bitter conversation, because I'm not really happy with what they've done with James Gunn.

"They're putting the movie off. It's on hold indefinitely. To be honest with you, I don't know if I want to work for Disney."