'Guardians of the Galaxy' Finds Its "Drax"

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After a very long casting process, Marvel has finally found the man to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that WWE wrestler turned MMA fighter turned actor Dave Bautista has signed on to play the green warrior. Latino Review previously reported that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa was the frontrunner to land the coveted role, but apparently wanted more money than Marvel was willing to spend. Bautista was able to beat out not only Momoa, but also Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa and actor Bryan Patrick Wade for the role. Bautista played a villain in last year's The Man with the Iron Fists and will be seen later this year opposite Vin Diesel in Riddick. For those of you unfamiliar, Drax is a human that is killed by Thanos and is later resurrected and turned into a super powered warrior for the sole purpose of destroying Thanos. His powers include superhuman strength, flight and the ability to shoot energy blasts, but often prefers to use his deadly knife skills to thwart his enemies. Bautista will join co-star Chris Pratt who will play Guardians leader Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. The next major role to be cast is Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos who turns against him and joins the Guardians team. Other members of the team include explosives expert Rocket Raccoon and Groot, a giant tree man. Guardians of the Galaxy is set to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014 and is expected to be a setup to 2015's The Avengers sequel. So do you think Bautista is the perfect man to play Drax or would you have rather seen Jason Momoa or another actor land the role? Give us your casting pick below or hit us up on Twitter @ClevverMovies. I'm Erin Darling, thanks for watching!