Latino Review brings word Jason Momoa, known for his roles in Conan, "Game of Thrones" and most recently, trying to chop Sylvester Stallone in half with an ax in Bullet to the Head, will allegedly star in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax the Destroyer.
The site reports Momoa tested for the role along with Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista and Brian Patrick with Marvel making an offer to Momoa, which is currently being negotiated.
As for Drax the Destroyer, Wikipedia describes him as follows:
Arthur Douglas was a human whose family was attacked and killed by the supervillain Thanos. Needing a champion to combat Thanos, the being known as Kronos took Arthur's spirit and placed it in a powerful new body, and Drax the Destroyer was born. Drax's powers included enhanced strength and resilience, flight, and the ability to project energy blasts from his hands. The character often battled Thanos, and on occasion the superheroes Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock. He was also a member of the group known as the Infinity Watch.
His role in the superhero team that makes up the Guardians of the Galaxy comes as he's recruited by Star-Lord (to be played by Chris Pratt) as they team is forced to ally themselves with a resurrected Thanos and travel into an alternate reality known as the "Cancerverse". Thanos, you'll remember, was the big evil dude that showed up at the very end of The Avengers.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be directed by James Gunn (Slither) and is currently set for an August 1, 2014 release.