There’s new reports making the rounds on the Internet that Marvel may have found their choice for Drax in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Earlier this week the word was that Isaiah Mustafa, Dave Batista , and Brian Patrick pictured below were testing for the role.
The latest word is that Jason Momoa (Conan, Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis) was brought in to read for the role in London on Wednesday and the test went so well that Marvel offered him the part. Moma’s representation is now in the process of working out the details with Marvel as negotiations progress.
I’m of mixed opinion on this casting news. I loved Momoa in Game of Thrones and Stargate Atlantis, but was disappointed with his take on Conan, very disappointed. That might work though, Drax is part of a group, much like the roles Momoa played in Game and Stargate. In his role as Conan, Momoa had to carry the movie, perhaps he just isn’t ready to carry a movie on those broad shoulders yet.
What do you think about this casting news? Was there someone else you were excited about for the part? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
The Old Spice Man really, really, really wants to be Luke Cage!
Isiah Mustafa, who charmed his way into our lives with his antics as the spokesperson for Old Spice, has been campaigning for a while to be considered for the role of Luke Cage, a Marvel comics superhero. So much so that he’s already met with Marvel expressing his interest and even (apparently) produced a trailer for the film himself.It is not known how the trailer came into being just yet, but I think it is fairly safe to say that he had a big hand in making it happen.
The trailer itself isn’t bad, but I could definitely see him in the role. He has the self-confident attitude down, but needs to pack on more muscle, as he is a big friggin dude in the comics.
Luke Cage, also called Power Man, was one of the first black heroes to get his own book. His story is pretty simple: He was wrongly imprisoned as a kid, and underwent an experimental treatment to secure early parole. The treatment was meant to create full immunity to illness, and it did just that and more! The treatments enhanced his strength, musculature, and made his skin almost impervious.. He then became a private “street level” detective, usually helping the people in his neighborhood.
Check out the video below, and let us know what you think of Isiah Mustafa being Luke Cage!