Dave Bautista To Play Drax The Destroyer In Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!
After a very extensive auditioning process, Marvel Studios and James Gunn have found their Drax the Destroyer for next year's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it's former WWE Heavyweight Champion Dave Bautista!
Bautista joins Chris Pratt in the Marvel Phase Two film, which will further develop the cosmic goings on introduced in THE AVENGERS. If Marvel takes a traditional approach to the Thanos storyline, Drax will play an important role in THE AVENGERS 2, which would explain why they took their time casting this role. Many actors were in the running, but they all - including Jason Momoa - signed the same standard deal before auditioning. There were no negotiations and no lowball offers. Just screen tests. Ultimately, Momoa and the others lost the role to Bautista fair and square.
I enjoyed Bautista as Brass Body in RZA's loopy THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, so this casting works for me. As for who's next to be cast, I've a feeling Rocket Raccoon might be a priority.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Nordling Reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! Spoilers Abound! You Are Warned! -- 593 total posts 361 posts
- The big screen adaptation of ASSASSIN'S CREED has been given a release date!!! -- 124 total posts 110 posts
- Harry gets seriously geeky on the very geeky cool STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! Can't wait for the next one! & See this again! -- 1415 total posts 68 posts
- Capone reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and considers the art of messing with canon and why it doesn't bother him!!! -- 458 total posts 66 posts
- AVENGERS 2 might be filming in SOUTH AFRICA, does this mean that Black Panther is going to be a part of the action!?! -- 301 total posts 55 posts
- Mr. Beaks Reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! -- 1101 total posts 42 posts
- Did you guys like RED 2? Oh it's not out yet, well who cares?? Get ready for RED 3 anyways!!! -- 97 total posts 40 posts
- ‘I Am Not Fucking Like You!!’ The 3-Minute Trailer For The Rampling-Enhanced Final Season Of DEXTER!! -- 80 total posts 38 posts
- UPDATE The Friday Docback Calls 'The Name of the Doctor'!! DOCTOR WHO's S7 Finale Arrives This Weekend!! Now With Glen's Ultra-Brief, SPOILER FREE MiniReview!! -- 100 total posts 35 posts
- Christopher Nolan maybe, could be, might be, directing the next BOND film!?!?! -- 499 total posts 24 posts