Wrestler rumors always seem to circle around comic book movies. Who can forget the John Cena as Captain America speculation? Now wrestling fans can be happy again cause another one has made it. Dave Bautista is set to join James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy project as Drax the Destroyer alongside Chris Pratt.
A highly physical role that had drawn the interest from plenty of tall drinks of water like Jason Mamoa and the Old Spice guy, Bautista seems perfect to play a man dedicated to Thanos’ demise.
Despite his time in the ring or a cage or something, Bautista actually has experience acting. He played Argomael in the third Scorpion King film and some guy in The Man with the Iron First with RZA, the rapper turned actor and director. Bautista can be seen next alongside Vin Diesel in the next Riddick movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on August 14, 2014.