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Published On: Fri, Mar 15th, 2013

Dave Bautista set to play Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Reports now have Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) signed on to play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy film bannerHeat Vision confirmed in a March 14 article that Bautista joins Chris Pratt, who will star as the group’s leader Star-Lord. Bautista stars with Vin Diesel in Riddick.

The Guardians are Star-Lord, a human-alien hybrid  who was a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone want. Drax began life as a human but was reborn in a powerful new body which granted him extreme strength, flight, and energy blasts.

Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Gamora round out the team.

While the details are still under wraps, Marvel Exec Kevin Feige has said that “The Thor film and the Guardians of the Galaxy film certainly are cosmic.Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space.”

Surprising fans, Feige added that “It’s much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians, but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.”

The film will be directed by James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on August 1, 2014.

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