After conquering the wrestling world, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has carved a path for his colleagues in the film world, proving to be a fairly charismatic Hollywod action star the past decade, in everything from The Other Guys and Fast Five. While some of his cohorts have failed to successfully change career paths, we’ve now got another one stepping up to bat with WWE wrestler and mixed martial artist Dave Bautista.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has just signed on to play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, a role that was previously thought to be going to Jason Momoa. Directed by James Gunn, Chris Pratt has the lead role of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in the space adventure film that sees our hero and his group of ex-cons fight a major battle. As for Bautista, he’ll next be seen in Riddick and one can check out a rundown of his role below thanks to Wiki.
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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