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Khal Drogo Might Play Drax The Destroyer In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy


Not there there’s a lack of muscle-bound dudes in Hollywood but it makes me very happy to think Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa may land the role of Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy

The unconfirmed news comes from Latino Review who say Momoa recently screen tested for the part. They also go on to say he impressed the Marvel executives so much they’ve already offered him the job. Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter tweeted to say Momoa did indeed test, but has not been offered the role yet.

Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, and Brian Patrick have also read for Drax according to earlier news.

If the news turns out to be true this would be the second Game of Thrones actor this week to enter the Marvel film universe. Although not connected to the rest of the Marvel movies, we recently found out Peter Dinklage will be a major villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Coincidentally enough, Momoa’s counterpart on the HBO fantasy series, Emilia Clarke, was up for a part in the Captain America sequel last year. However, that eventually went to Revenge actress Emily VanCamp.

Momoa would join Chris Pratt, previously confirmed to be playing Star-Lord, in the film as a human whose soul is placed in a more powerful body in order to fight Thanos (that purple guy at the end of The Avengers).

(via /Film)

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  • Travis Fischer

    Was really hoping for Vin Diesel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.oxbrow Craig Oxbrow

    Since the current Drax is basically “Riddick but green” this would of course have worked, but Jason Momoa works too. Shame to cut off all that hair, though.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t Drax likely be CGI anyway?

  • http://www.facebook.com/KozmikPariah Ryan Colson

    I started the #VieselforDrax movement, and even flooded James Gunn with it but nobody apparently wanted it except for like, 3 people.

    Even if modern Drax is very obv based on Diesel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KozmikPariah Ryan Colson

    Cheaper to paint a dude green, don’t be silly.

  • John Wao

    HOLY SCHNIKES!

  • Kol Drake

    Drax the Destroyer and Star Lord? Okay, I can see Drax. He was a long time ‘hunter’ of Thanos in the comics. But, Star Lord? They trying to slip him in instead of Adam Warlock or the Silver Surfer?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1206912113 Carina Erk

    Gosh, that guy is a dick…I actually met Jason Momoa at the German RingCon last year – getting totally drunk on stage, yelling one of the many Daenerys-cosplaying girls on stage and onto your lap and then spitting beer all over her? Not cool. (He was hanging around with a friend of mine later on at the bar and the dance floor, flirting with everything with a skirt while still being drunk…)

  • Anonymous

    Really? The other actors always talk about him as if he were the sweetest guy in the interviews. Bah, actors.