We knew Chris Pratt was cast to play Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in Marvel Studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy film. James Gunn is directing it and word is now with us on who will be playing Drax the Destroyer.
That man is mixed martial artist and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista who certainly has the physique to play the character. He beat out Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade and Jason Momoa for the part.
Like a few of Marvel’s comic book characters Drax has had a bit of a convoluted history. However, his origin is tied in with Thanos who was seen at the end of The Avengers. Thanos killed a human called Arthur Douglas whose spirit was then placed in a powerful new body, Drax the Destroyer, and sent out to kill Thanos. He used to be able to fly and fire cosmic blasts, but the current incarnation of the character has super strenght, resilience and is an incredible fighter.
Bautista was last on the big screen as Brass Body in The Man With The Iron Fists and he will be fighting Vin Diesel in Riddick.
Guardians of the Galaxy is due out in August 2014.
What do you think about Bautista playing Drax?