Jason Momoa Will Reportedly Play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

The cast is filling out

Jason Momoa will play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy
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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.

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  • http://www.electriccin.blogspot.com theJackal

    I'm excited to see Jason Momoa finding a role in another piece of expensive cinema, despite his lackluster turn in the recent Conan reboot. I thought he was great in Game of Thrones (its a shame he ad to die in Season 1) and I look forward to seeing him have success on the big screen.

    Thems the facts

  • Mr. Jim

    James Gunn directing, I just lost all hope for this movie. A shame because it had such promise.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kash/ kash

    They should just give him the role already. i'm guessing they couldn't get a hold of Dwayne Johnson either, coz he is in every movie out there.

    Momoa will probably be offered Lobo as well, me thinks.