While Drax (Dave Bautista) may have succeeded in his mission of killing Ronan (Lee Pace) in "Guardians of the Galaxy," that doesn't mean his thirst for vengeance has been quenched.

Speaking to Zap2it, Bautista says "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" finds his character not far removed from the first movie.

"He's not past it," Bautista explains. "This takes place not long after we left the first film. And also, how do you ever get past that kind of trauma? That's what Drax lives for, that revenge."

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So while Ronan may be dead, that angry streak in Drax is alive and well -- which is good news for fans. However, not everything about "Vol. 2" will match the original.

"We really explore, I think, we get more in depth with the relationships between the characters," Bautista says. "We focus a lot more on that rather than his loss."

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is in theaters May 5, 2017.