Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has been cast in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Now Star-Lord will have his muscle in WWE star Dave Bautista. Bautista will play none other than Drax the Destroyer.
“Bautista has been in the mix for the part since late last year, competing with actors such as Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade and Jason Momoa. Momoa was pegged as the man for the gig in February by online geek blogs, prematurely it turns out”. Heat Vision (THR)
The Brief Synopsis: Guardians of the Galaxy centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone want.
Who is Drax the Destroyer? Here is the official biography from Marvel.com: A former saxophonist, Arthur Sampson "Art" Douglas and his family were killed by the Titanian Eternal Thanos while driving across the Mojave Desert. Kronos recovered Douglas' astral form and used it to create a superhuman warrior for the purpose of defeating Thanos. After Thanos was defeated, Drax was eventually killed by a psychic attack from Moondragon (read the complete bio at Marvel.com).
The final four main characters to be cast in Guardians of the Galaxy are:
Groot, a giant tree-man
Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives
Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him
Plus the villain, Thanos, last seen in The Avengers.
Guardians of the Galaxy arrives August 1, 2014