Marvel Movie News: Will Batista Play Drax?

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In Marvel movie news, the studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has been casting for some time, recently announcing that Chris Pratt will play Star-Lord. The next role that’s up for discussion is that of Drax the Destroyer, one of the galaxy’s deadliest warriors and the sworn enemy of the Mad Titan Thanos.

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Latino Review is reporting that while Jason Momoa was recently offered the role – and he’s certainly still in the discussion – it appears that he may be holding out for a better deal. Apparently half of the executives want Momoa, but the other half want none other than Dave Bautista, who is perhaps better known for his wrestling name: Batista.

I had actually heard the rumors of Bautista being a favorite for the part even before the news broke that Momoa had been offered the role. After seeing him in Bullet to the Head, I think Momoa could be an good choice for the role. That being said, I also think that Bautista could work well also. If he plays the ‘Batista’ character that he did in WWE, I think he could do very, very well. He certainly has the physicality and the presence for the role of Drax. Bautista has appeared in The Man with the Iron Fists, and will next be seen in Riddick, the long-awaited sequel to the Chronicles of Riddick saga.

Between the two, I’d have to say that I’m rooting for Bautista. I like Momoa as well, but I’d love to see “The Animal” in a Marvel movie.

What do you think of this Marvel movie news? Who would you rather see in the role? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?

Source: Latino Review

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