Signs WWE's Dave Bautista for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
- 14th March 2013
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fighting champion joins Chris Pratt in the sci-fi
adventure being directed by James Gunn
martial artist and WWE based professional wrestler
Dave Bautista has inked his deal to play Drax the
Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios
sci-fi adventure movie being directed by James Gunn.
has been in the running for the part since late last
year, competing with actors such as Isaiah Mustafa,
Patrick Wade and Jason Momoa. Momoa was tipped as
the man for the gig in February by online geek bloggers,
who got it wrong.
now becomes the second actor after Chris Pratt to
join the project, which has connections to The Avengers
and will also connect to other Marvel movies - which
usually means better pay days and merchansiding deals
for those involved with the project.
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 wants, according to the
is a human resurrected as a green warrior for the
sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the
final-scene tease of Avengers). His powers include
flight, super-strength and energy blasts.
movies lineup will also include Groot, a giant
tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien
intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically
engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives;
and Gamora, the last survivor of her species, who
was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles
Bautista has been wrestling for more than a decade,
its only in the last couple of years that hes
been pile-driving his way into acting. Last year,
he appeared in The Man With the Iron Fists playing
a villain named Brass Body, and he will be seen squaring
off against Vin Diesel in Riddick, which opens Sept.
is repped by Gersh and Jonathan Meisner Management.
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