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Jason Momoa In The Mix To Play Drax The Destroyer In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 15, 2013 at 4:31PM

There was a moment, however fleeting, when Jason Momoa was supposed to be the next big thing. But then "Conan The Barbarian" came out, and it was awful and tanked, and the only thing the actor has done since was Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet To The Head," which met a similar fate. But could a Marvel movie be in the cards?
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Jason Momoa, Drax, Guardians

There was a moment, however fleeting, when Jason Momoa was supposed to be the next big thing. But then "Conan The Barbarian" came out, and it was awful and tanked, and the only thing the actor has done since was Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet To The Head," which met a similar fate. But could a Marvel movie be in the cards?

The actor is apparently in the mix to play Drax The Destroyer in "Guardians Of The Galaxy," with Latino Review reporting that he has an offer, while THR counters that he has simply tested. In either case, it's clear he's under consideration and he's as good a fit as any to play the ripped superhero who squares off against Thanos frequently in the comics. He can fly, has super strength and can throw cosmic energy around like it's no thing. Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, and Brian Patrick reportedly also tested for the part, but the way these things work, there will probably be a few more names by next week.

So, yay or nay? Let us know below. Chris Pratt is the only confirmed cast member so far, as he's set to play Star-Lord. The rest we'll find out soon enough. The James Gunn-directed film arrives on August 1, 2014.

This article is related to: Jason Momoa, Guardians of the Galaxy, Isaiah Mustafa


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