After a lengthy development stage, James Gunn has finally touched down in the UK where he will spend the next nine months creating Marvel’s upcoming tentpole Guardians of the Galaxy. We had months of casting rumors, but with Chris Pratt recently nabbing the lead role, the other additions are finally starting to fall into place.
According to Latino Review, the next actor that has come aboard is Jason Momoa, who will be playing the role of Drax the Destroyer in superhero blockbuster. While his recent films such as Conan the Barbarian and Bullet to the Head have been major disappointments, Marvel reportedly fell in love with his screen test and gave him the gig. Check out a rundown of his role below thanks to Wiki and to see the character he’ll play, check out an ideal side-by-side comparison thanks to Latino Review. It looks pretty fitting to us, so mark this down as another strong addition to the already eclectic ensemble.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1st, 2014.
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