While recent rumors have speculate that muscleman Jason Momoa is the most likely person to play Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie adaptation, the spot surprisingly went to another muscleman, former WWE superstar Dave Batista.
Batista isn’t exactly the best actor around, and can’t hold a candle to Dwayne Johnson, but considering that Momoa isn’t the finest example of a thespian either, he probably won’t do too bad portraying the green-skinned cosmic-powered behemoth. Batista’s last big screen role was in The Man with the Iron Fists, where he didn’t wow audiences either, which is fine because the role only required him to be big and muscle-y, which he did well enough.
The Guardians of the Galaxy movie will follow Peter Quill (AKA Star Lord), who is a US pilot that gets caught up in an intergalactic conflict, and will end up on the run alongside a bunch of futuristic ex-cons.
Via: The Hollywood Reporter