POLL: Who Do You Think Should Be GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's 'Drax'?

Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista are battling it out to be the next star in a Marvel franchise. However, there are plenty of factors that give each team equal advantages and disadvantages, but who will come out as 'Drax The Destroyer'? Cast your vote...

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By Alex Lynch - 3/3/2013
As earlier revealed by Latino-Review, Jason Momoa was Marvel's favorite to play 'Drax The Destroyer' after impressing during screentests. Now, his crazy demands to Marvel have seemingly made them think twice after "half" are now rooting for former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista (which we revealed exclusively to be in the early runnings) to get the Guardians Of The Galaxy role. Both men have been campaigning for a little over a week, with many people talking up Momoa's Game Of Thrones work, while Dave returned to Social Media to show off his stuff.



Jason Momoa is an impressive actor on the HBO series, Game Of Thrones, which has quite the huge audience (which director James Gunn is a part of). However, many people had criticized his performances in Conan and the recent Bullet To The Head. Jason's army are working hard to remind people of his great work on the HBO phenomenon, but will it be enough to get the fans to back him for the role?



A former WWE Superstar with a huge build sounds perfect for 'Drax', however many people are wary of his acting abilities. However, for quite some time Bautista was the next-biggest thing in the WWE (only second to John Cena) and had drawn quite the amount of PPV/WrestleMania buys, and he took his army of fans with him to help with support for Riddick (who was 'coincidentally' in a new still) and The Man With The Iron Fists. Will Marvel be convinced of Dave's big draw?

Both men really want this role. It seems like we'll hear something official in the coming weeks, and one of these goliaths will come out with the special green skin. Who do you think should become 'Drax', and why? Please express your own personal opinions in the poll AND the comments section!





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marvel72 - 3/3/2013, 5:28 PM
if they're the only two in the running it'll probably be jason momoa,but neither are particularly good choices.
HavocPrime - 3/3/2013, 5:29 PM
I want Momoa to do it as he can be awesome with the right direction.
WawelDragon - 3/3/2013, 5:30 PM
Both are good, but Vin Diesel would be perfect...
AnitaDick - 3/3/2013, 5:33 PM
They both look the part but I was leaning towards John Cena or even the Miz.
JDUKE25 - 3/3/2013, 5:35 PM
Momoa. He's nearly 10 years younger than Bautista which means he'll probably have a lower risk of getting injured during filming. Age is a b*tch people. And he honestly looks more like him than Bautista.
Ocelot - 3/3/2013, 5:39 PM
the best option would be the rock but seeing how he would be unavailiable, I would go for mamoa only because he's been in more tv and movie work and younger, would have no problems if it was batista though
RandyBobandy - 3/3/2013, 5:41 PM
Mark Henry!
SageMode - 3/3/2013, 5:42 PM
i really do hope Baustita isnt chosen. i wonder how much Momoa wanted.



Anyhow, Jason Momoa for Drax
Sosa4693 - 3/3/2013, 5:43 PM
batista bomb!
NoJobBOB - 3/3/2013, 5:44 PM
At first I was going to say Batista but I changed my mind. Acting over look. I've seen Batista act and its horrible. He's better than Rob Van Dam but a piece of wood is better than RVD..
crashrendar - 3/3/2013, 5:59 PM
fanboys against a wrestler playing a superhero?! i'm shocked! no joke.
MrMartinMarvel - 3/3/2013, 5:59 PM
Momoa better grow some common sense fast. He'd be the perfect Drax and he's really being foolish turning Marvel down.

revjordan - 3/3/2013, 6:25 PM
VIN DIESEL. VIN DIESEL. VIN DIESEL.
mmusicman - 3/3/2013, 6:36 PM
Terry Crews
NeoBaggins - 3/3/2013, 6:51 PM
Kevin Fiege and MARVEL don't take kindly to actors making demands. So hopefully they'll tell Mamoa to [frick] off.
WEJAlen20 - 3/3/2013, 6:59 PM
Go with An Unknown, It worked for Thor, Drax doesnt need to be a name
GnomeSauce - 3/3/2013, 7:05 PM
What were Momoa's crazy demands?

I'm going w/ neither until I have more info, both on the 'demands' & acting abilities of Bautista.
l0rdleg0las - 3/3/2013, 7:11 PM
i don't really want the wrestler turned actor type in a Marvel movie. i was extremely happy when with Thor they went with an "unknown" actor instead of some wrestler who looked the part.

Do the same with Drax and let Momoa or Kevin Durand be Drax.
AnitaDick - 3/3/2013, 7:48 PM
@DarthMaul Orton would be a solid choice. Not only does he look the part but he can bring that intensity that his wrestling character has in his promos to Drax and make him a badass.
mgeoff88 - 3/3/2013, 8:33 PM
I would rather they go with Jason Momoa. Going with Bautista is too huge of a risk for an important movie like GOTG.
mefesto - 3/3/2013, 8:41 PM
what Batista would look like as Drax
KamenRiderJ22 - 3/3/2013, 8:45 PM
I don't know...Bautista did a good job in Man With The Iron Fist.



However, I do like Momoa so this is a tough one.
aztecRaingod - 3/3/2013, 8:46 PM
I am pretty sure all the guys in here pushing for Batista probably wanted Triple H to play thor.


birdfists - 3/3/2013, 9:15 PM
If Triple H didn't have the face of a goblin he could've been a good Thor, he has the physique of the comic version.
LordHuck - 3/3/2013, 10:09 PM
Don't care. Don't need a big name guy for this part.
StormLoganSummers - 3/3/2013, 10:21 PM
That Momoa fellow is pretty sexy, so I'll have to go with him.
loki668 - 3/3/2013, 10:27 PM
Tom Arnold for Drax! That would make about as much sense as Bautista. Dave Bautista has all of the acting skills of a dry fart.

Lord Loki has spoken
Aeyan - 3/3/2013, 10:47 PM
Jason Momoa should play the Kurgan in the new Highlander. I think he'd kill it. As long as they get rid of Ryan Reynolds, it will be a proper film.
nerdyboots - 3/3/2013, 11:00 PM
Mamoa please
dukes - 3/3/2013, 11:13 PM
Didn't Mamoa already done it down?
NeoBaggins - 3/4/2013, 12:44 AM
Now, I'm all for acting over appearance. And I usually wouldn't go for a wrestler. But there's something about this dude that makes me think he can play the role exactly how it needs to be played, plus the look. Mamoa is no better actor than Bautista, so I don't know what performances his fans are referencing. Grunting on Game of Thrones? I think Bautista has a calm badass quality about him as opposed to Mamoa's over-the-top corniness. If it's down to these two, I'll bend my rule for Baitista. I think he would be Drax right off the page.
Orphix - 3/4/2013, 12:53 AM
Jeez - there must be a young talented actor out there who is in need of a big break who get into shape for this.

DB looks like he takes way too many steroids. Whether he does or not doesn't matter. It's just kinda off putting.
SaxoWolf - 3/4/2013, 1:21 AM
SCURVYDOG619 - 3/4/2013, 1:23 AM
Bautista practices Kali-Phillippine knifefighting.

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWrWHaWkQcY.

NeoBaggins - 3/4/2013, 1:37 AM
Michael J White? LOL His acting is just as bad (maybe even worse) than Mamoa.

Canon38 - 3/4/2013, 3:32 AM
Batista or Bautista has the acting chop of a wooden plank, kevin Durand all the way.
AnonymousGuy - 3/4/2013, 3:54 AM
May I offer a left field choice? Anis Cheurfa
I wonder how he'd do with a script...
LoudLon - 3/4/2013, 6:10 AM
Momoa, I'd be open to. Bautista...I've seen Man with the Golden Arms and that dude couldn't act his way out of a wet taco shell.
LoudLon - 3/4/2013, 6:12 AM
Oh, forgot to say...thinking outside of the box: Ving Rhames.
knocturnalzen10 - 3/4/2013, 6:28 AM
ones on roids an the other is samoan ? hmmmmmmmmm

i'll take the samoan
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