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Marvel signs Batista for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’



hollywoodreporter.com reports…

Mixed martial artist and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista has closed his deal to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios’ sci-fi adventure movie being directed by James Gunn.

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.

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7 Responses

  1. gerry says:

    I say congrats

  2. Common Cents says:

    Gaurdians of the Galaxy is a great comic, so this movie will probably suck, but kudos for The Animal on getting a “Mainstream” movie part.

  3. Drew says:

    I hope that he gets beat down by Thanos

  4. DBRude says:

    Good for him!

  5. -J- says:

    Will he be Dumb Drax?

  6. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    Major props to Dave for leaving the sport and doing what he said he would do.

  7. Derp McGee says:

    Damn. That’s already a bigger role than Rock’s ever had.

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