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Welcome to Rumor Has It, Entertainment Fuse’s roundup of rumors about highly anticipated films. We’re talking Guardians of the Galaxy this week.
Who might play Drax the Destroyer?
Most of the buzz regarding James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy centers on the contest for who will star as team leader Star-Lord. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was most recently announced as a major contender for the part. Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Zachary Levi, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, and Jim Sturgess also aim to nab the role.
But another part, that of Drax the Destroyer, also attracts some big names. Dave Bautista, Isaiah Mustafa, and Brian Patrick Wade all contend for the role according to Comic Book Movie. A former WWE Superstar, Bautista starred in last year’s The Man with the Iron Fists and will star in Riddick alongside Vin Diesel. Mustafa’s most known for advertising Old Spice, but he also starred in Madea’s Big Happy Family, Horrible Bosses, and The Three Stooges. Wade starred in The Guardian with Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.
The source gives a little insight about this character:
“‘Drax The Destroyer’ was an average human male named Arthur Douglas, whose family was murdered by the Mad Titan, Thanos. A being by the name of Kronos took the soul of Arthur Douglas and placed it in a far superior body to challenge the super-villain known as Thanos. We do know, however, that Drax’s backstory will be ‘updated’ for […] Gunn’s future film adaptation.”
Guardians of the Galaxy aims to hit theaters on August 1, 2014.