Jason Momoa might join Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy
I really wish I had more intelligent things to say about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, but the truth is that I haven’t read the comics and I’m not familiar at all with the characters, the stories or how the series relates to the overall Marvel universe. So I’m not sure if we should be excited or not that Jason Momoa is the frontrunner to play the villain in the film, Drax The Destroyer. Exactly how close he is to landing the part is up to debate as THR says he only tested for the role while the reliable folks at LatinoReview say he has an offer. I wouldn’t necessarily consider Jason Momoa a “star”, but he does have a recognizable face and name after starring as Conan and appearing in the first season of ‘Game of Thrones’. My guess is he’ll get the part if he wants it as I’m sure Marvel would like to add some “star” power to one of their lesser-known franchises.
Right now, Chris Pratt is the only confirmed actor to land a role in the film and he’ll be playing the lead, Star-Lord. James Gunn is directing the film that hits theaters on August 1st, 2014. And yes, that’s not very far away considering this hasn’t started yet and will probably end up being a CGI-heavy film.