Dave Bautista Top ‘Drax’ Contender For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; Kevin Durand Up For A Role
Including that actor Kevin Durand may have an unspecified role, the latest word on casting for Guardians of the Galaxy reveals that former pro wrestler Dave Bautista is now a front-runner for Drax.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film is still deep in its casting stage as production gears up in London for a June start date. Keeping up with the space epic adaptation’s development, Latino Review’s latest update involves the Guardians’ brutish Drax the Destroyer. While Conan the Barbarian’s Jason Momoa was initially offered the role and is “still in the mix,” former pro wrestler Dave Bautista, who Comic Book Movie’s Alex Lynch revealed was in contention last month, has been named a top contender. “Half want Momoa who is holding out for a better deal, and the other half want Bautista.” In addition, Latino Review also reports that an unknown actor has been found to voice Rocket Raccoon, while X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s Kevin Durand is up for an unknown role in the James Gunn-helmed film. Coincidence? Who knows. Anyhow, Bautista, 44, starred in The Man with the Iron Fists, while Durand, 39, appeared in Resident Evil: Retribution and Real Steel. What do you think?
Marvel Studios presents “Guardians of the Galaxy”—A big space epic featuring an unlikely cast of Marvel characters, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket Raccoon, who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn from a screenplay by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is based on the Marvel comic book series “Guardians of the Galaxy,” first published in 1969 and revived in 2008. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will distribute “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014, in 3D. In addition, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on other iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; the sequel to “Marvel's The Avengers” on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!
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