The Guardians of the Galaxy film just got a whole lot beefier! Late last night, it has been confirmed that former professional wrestler and current MMA fighter Dave Bautista will be playing as the Thanos killer Drax the Destroyer!
As much as he looks the part, I’m always wary when it comes to wrestlers in movie roles. Luckily, Drax isn’t much of a talker asides from a menacing, deep-voiced line here and there. Think of him as a green-skinned Kratos from God of War without the chronic tendency to act like an asshole.
So far, we’re starting to see a rather eclectic group form here much like the Guardians themselves. Along with Bautista, we also have Chris Pratt in the leading role of Star-Lord. He has become a big name lately starring in critically acclaimed films such as Moneyball and the Oscar-nominated Zero Dark Thirty.
What are your thoughts on this casting choice? Do you think the man formerly known as Batista can pull it off? Let us know what you think in the comments below!