Dave Bautista Wants that Guardians of the Galaxy Gig Jason Momoa is Trying to Throw Away

Dave BautistaThe boys at Latino-Review previously reported that “Conan’s” Jason Momoa wowed the Marvel staff with his audition for Drax the Destroyer in the studio’s upcoming space launch, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, so much so that the studio immediately offered him the gig. But negotiations are not going as smoothly as fans of Momoa would hope, it has also been reported.

If a Momoa-Marvel deal doesn’t go through, LR says there’s another musclebound fella waiting in the wings to grab that coveted, potentially career-making role of Drax — former wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista, who has been steadily climbing up from the ranks of direct-to-DVD (with roles in “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption” and “House of the Rising Sun”, which he starred in) to meatier roles in big-budget productions like the recent “Man with the Iron Fists” and the upcoming “Riddick” with Vin Diesel.

According to the site, if Momoa cops too much of an attitude and loses the gig, Bautista is Marvel’s next top choice, though if neither actor gets signed, Marvel may go the unknown route. Which, um, doesn’t really preclude Bautista, who is an unknown to much of the moviegoing world. Yes, I know, he was a pretty popular WWE wrestler. I’m talking general moviegoing audience-wise.

And oh yeah, LR also chimes in on AICN’s report debunking their Planet Hulk and World War Hulk rumors. They don’t really have anything new to report on their end — that is, they can’t debunk AICN’s debunking — but they seem to be sticking to their guns on the matter, and if you feel like getting a refresher course on it, feel free to re-read their scoop here.

The takeaway is that there’s nothing new, just two sites claiming they both have the right story. I don’t suppose it’s possible that they could both be right?

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  • Lazz82

    OK….if Mamoa and Batista are our ONLY choices for Drax: The Destroyer….sigh….I will go with Batista….he at least LOOKS like Drax….Mamoa…ggrrr….how I hate you

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Batista looks more the part, but i’d be good with either. Also don’t see Momoa cutting his hair lol. Would’ve liked to see him get a good role though he’s a decent action guy.

  • Lexavi80

    I honestly wanted Jason Momoa as Drax. I mean, you can hide the hair, but his eyes… those full of hate, full of rage ayes? That’s something you can’t make-up.

    If he pass the offer, I’m cool with Bautista. The director will have to work extra with him though. I don’t want a hollow muscle head as Drax. I really need some acting here.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Good points. I was thinking the same about him acting wise as well. But yeah you;re definitely right about the look and the eyes. It was part of the reason I relaly liked his take on Conan. Still a little mad he won’t get another chance to play the role with a good script.