‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets Jason Momoa as Drax the Destroyer!

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star beat out Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista and Brian Patrick for the coveted role in Marvel’s Phase II superhero ensemble.

Jason Momoa is in talks to star as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy
Jason Momoa is in talks to star as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy
Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian, Bullet to the Head) is in negotiations to play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's Phase II ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy. We reported earlier this month that Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt is playing Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord.

Jason Momoa flew out to London on Wednesday to screen test for the role, with Marvel offering him the part shortly thereafter. The actor beat out others such as Isaiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, and Brian Patrick for the part.

Drax the Destroyer was born as the human Arthur Douglas, whose family was attacked and murdered by the villainous Thanos. Arthur's spirit was then placed into a powerful new body by Kronos, which resulted in Drax the Destroyer's creation. The superhero's powers include incredible strength and the ability to emit energy blasts from his hands. The character first appeared in the Marvel comic books in a 1973 issue of Iron Man. He became a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy team during Marvel's 2004 re-launch of the property.

James Gunn is directing from his own screenplay. It isn't known when production will begin on this highly-anticipated Marvel Phase II adventure.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Sources: Latino Review

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  1. Brizzy

    This would have been so f*cking good.. Even better than Bautista.. But oh well, im sure Bautista will do a great job never the less

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- You can say that again.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Sean

    @raoulduke33 Same here.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. undeadslayer4

    well thats awesome lets see what happens

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. thedude-abides

    Lol... Well, I think it's safe to assume how this one's gonna turn out :P

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  6. Rain277

    So are these guys suppose to team up an join the avengers? Could someone be a gentleman and fill me in on the details? :D

    2 years agoby @Rain277Flag

  7. Corey W.

    Looks like he fits the role....but he sucked in Conan...and I mean, sucked. But fans of the GotG comic-books (all ten of them) seem to be happy, so I'm happy too.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    You can tell Disney isn't doing the casting ;)

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    Bwaha, the resemblance is so uncanny. He's perfect!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. Dan

    @narrator Better.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. Josh

    Hmm...cool casting so far. I'm interested to see who they pick for the other roles in this movie.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. the Narrator

    A thousand apologies, oh @dan1. Lol. I will be sure to heed you and @ejk1's advice and trash talk my next celebrity properly. Especially if they're in Baywatch.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  13. ejk1

    @narrator@dan1 I remember him in the last few years of Baywatch as well, if you want to use that ammo.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. Raoul Duke

    Awesome. I'm totally on board with this.

    2 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  15. Dan

    @narrator Yeah you f*ck.. Trying to use his best roles as a way to put him down. At least use his sh*t one and do it proper :P

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. the Narrator

    Lol, @ejk1. True; he was terrible in Conan.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  17. ejk1

    @narrator Just point out his time as Conan.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  18. the Narrator

    Then again, he'd be an easy choice over the likes of Batista..

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. the Narrator

    Not a fan of this possible casting decision. I pictured Drax as someone both warrior and lost-soul. I'll probably get chewed out by Stargate and Game of Thrones fans, but Momoa, for all his beefiness, has fairly nonexistent acting range..

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  20. JMP

    oh yea please give him the role

    2 years agoby @jmpFlag

  21. Sean

    @Deadpoolx11 Yes, probably.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Dan

    Marvel hasn't offered him the deal officially yet. But it's likely.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. Daniel Cantu

    Seems like he would fit in as Drax pretty well.

    2 years agoby @Deadpoolx11Flag

  24. Roy Red

    That's not gow the story goes and you guys know it.
    Stop twisting news around.

    2 years agoby @Roy-RedFlag

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