Drax the Destroyer

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Marvel has released the short origin story prequels of Groot, Star-Lord, and Rocket Raccoon already in preparation of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series, and now the time has come for us to take a closer look at the story of Drax the Destroyer. You’ll remember him as the very literal, revenge-bent force to be reckoned with, albeit with a lesser seen caring and loyal side. Although the videos don’t follow the same timeline as the film, Drax still proves to be very much the same.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Yesterday we were treated to a Guardians of the Galaxy dance-off clip between Star-Lord and Ronan The Accuser, which was to decide the fate of the world ( …this could have worked as an alternate ending, no?). That scene was basically a set-up for Dave Batista (Drax the Destroyer) according to James Gunn. You can see how he is caught off guard as he starts to express a confused – ‘what-the-hell-is-going-on’– type grin. Not only is this a wonderful clip, but it also invites us – the viewers – to vicariously feed off of the good vibes they obviously had whilst filming the movie. The chemistry is great in the film, and this must of been one of the many elements, that when mixed together, produced a gem of a film. You can view the clip again here, …and “Dance-off”  (more…)

Apparently the following information is a Comic Book Movie exclusive, as they have received the names of some potential actors for the role of Drax The Destroyer in the upcoming Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy, with James Gunn in the driver’s seat.  This is all thanks to a source that they have that is “very close to production”, who shared with the site the names of three potentials for the role of Drax as well as one person who is “still high on” for the role of Peter Quill.

The potentials that are lined up are former WWE star Dave BautistaBrian Patrick Wade from Generation Kill and The Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa. According to the source, they’re all still in negotiations with Marvel at the present time.  To be honest, I don’t know if I could take The Old Spice Guy seriously.

For those of you who aren’t fully aware of the backstory behind Drax, he started off as your average human dude named Arthur Douglas whose family was killed by Thanos.  Kronos then took Arthur’s soul and put it in a brand new, souped up body so that he could have at it with Thanos.  And there we have Drax the Destroyer.  The movie will be “updating” this backstory, though, and Hollywood-izing it so that’ll be interesting to see.

There has been a lot of speculation about who will be playing Peter Quill.  The source claims that Peter Krasinski is up there in the running, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything is set in stone just yet.

What do you think about these potential casting choices?  Who would you like to be on the big screen playing these characters?

Source: Comic Book Movie