WWE star Dave Bautista has officially joined the cast of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He will play the part of Drax the Destroyer opposite Chris Pratt in the August 1, 2014 release.
In the comic books, Drax began as Arthur Douglas, a human being who, killed by Thanos, was resurrected in a super-powered warrior’s body so that he could seek revenge.
The role was rumored last month to go to ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa. Instead, Bautista, who featured on the big screen in last year’s The Man with the Iron Fists, has taken the role.