Dave Bautista is Officially Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Dave BautistaIf Internet scuttlebutt is to be believed, “Game of Thrones’” actor Jason Momoa had the role of Drax The Destroyer in Marvel Studio’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and all he had to do was sign on the dotted line. Turns out, he might not have wanted the role enough because the trades are now reporting that former wrestler turned actor Dave Bautista (last seen in “The Man with the Iron Fists”) has officially nabbed the role.

According to THR, “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” storyline will follow “Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone want.”

Bautista would play Drax, “a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos”, who you may recall as the big ugly purple guy at the end of “The Avengers”.

Bautista becomes only the second actor to be cast in “Guardians”, joining “Zero Dark Thirty’s” Chris Pratt, who was previously tapped to play Peter Quill/Star Lord in the film.

James Gunn will direct the film, which is currently scheduled for 2014, just in time to launch Marvel’s very ambitious trek into outer space with more cosmic-inclined properties that will include “Guardians” and “Thor”, and possibly, if recent rumors prove correct, a “Nova”-themed movie.

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  • Juggernaut

    Too bad, I was hoping that Mammoa would be cast. The role seemed tailor made for him. Hopefully Bautista ends up being good but he hasn’t dne enough to convince me that he can carry the films more dramatic themes. I suppose only time will tell.

    • Richard B. Riddick

      You’re right,Mammoa is perfect for that role in every way….Bautista is only physically fit. “Man With the Iron Fists” was sub par in its greates aspects. After watching that movie I’ve come to the conclusion that Dave Bautista is not an actor

  • Lazz82

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. Bautista impressed me in “Man with the Iron Fists”…I hope he can pull off Drax….better him than Mammoa…

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  • Eagle Eye

    Well, this is dissapointing…