Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man Wins A Sequel
Relativity Studios has it in development
John Lithgow Talks Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
'They have completely reimagined it...'
Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark
A new indie CG 'toon take on the story
New Trailer For In Order Of Disappearance
Stellan Skarsgård has a revenge mission
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
First Ant-Man Photo Released
Say hello to Paul Rudd's Scott Lang
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Delivery Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jason Momoa As Drax The Destroyer?
In talks for Guardians Of The Galaxy

18 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Latino Review

submit to reddit

Jason Momoa, Drax The Destroyer

With shooting set to kick off this year here in the UK, James Gunn and Marvel are busy gathering the cast they need for Guardians Of The Galaxy. First was Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (AKA Star-Lord), and it appears he’ll get some support from Conan’s Jason Momoa as Drax The Destroyer.

Latino Review reports that Momoa put in such an effective screen test that the Marvel brass decided to offer him the role, kick-starting negotiations. Neither the superhero stable nor its Disney owners have officially confirmed any of this, so we have to count it as a rumour until he’s actually announced.

But Momoa, despite his box office hiccup with the DOA Conan remake, seems like a good choice for Drax. The character (who also goes by the slightly less superheroic name Arthur Douglas) began life as a human whose family was attacked and killed by Thanos (the purple villain introduced at the end of Avengers Assemble). He’s given a second chance at life by Kronos, who puts his spirit into the powerful new Drax body, designed to take on Thanos. He then joined the Guardians in their battle against the evil being.

How much of that back-story will make it into the final film is anyone’s guess, but first we have to wait and see whether he actually makes a deal.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Argo Scoops Writers Guild Adapted Award
Zero Dark Thirty scores original script
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

More Drogo, less Conan please.
Drax is a person of stoic sadness, hidden deep in a brutes body. Drogo is a good fit. The surfer dude thing he did in Conan is the complete wrong way to go. More

Posted by VwikusM at 18:08 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

This film sounds terrible. Realy really really terrible. A killer racoon? A giant tree? Seriously? More

Posted by DanTDavies at 10:13 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

LOBO!
I think he should be Lobo now the Rock is no longer attached, certainly looks the part. Not very familiar with Guardians of the galaxy will have to go check the comic out. Could be a perfect Drax for all i know! More

Posted by GUYGUR at 02:29 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Classic Feature: Empire Meets Uwe Boll
'I'm probably the most hated director in the world right now.'

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)