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Wrestler turned actor Dave Bautista to play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

WWE Wrestler Batista Portrait SessionWWE wrestler cum actor Dave Bautista has just been cast as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s upcoming live action adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Bautista joins the already cast Chris Pratt, who will be playing Star Lord.

This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who also has this to say:

Galaxy centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), 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 wants, according to the plot description.

Drax is a human resurrected as a green warrior for the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the final-scene tease of Avengers). His powers include flight, super-strength and energy blasts.

The movie’s lineup will also include Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species, who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.

Ok, so we have Star-Lord and Drax cast.  I’m curious on how they are going to do Rocket Raccoon and Groot. . .

I can honestly say that I had never even heard of the comic Guardians of the Galaxy until it was announced that it would be one of Marvel’s Phase 2 films.  And I tend to keep up on geek-goodness. So, what do you say?  Is Bautista a good choice for the role of Drax?  I’m kind of disappointed that Jason Momoa didn’t get the gig, though.  . .

Drax the Destroyer

 

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