Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Drax is WWE’s Dave Bautista

The Man With The Iron Fists’ Dave Bautista cast in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

Dave Bautista as Brass body in 2012's The Man With The Iron Fists
Dave Bautista as Brass body in 2012’s The Man With The Iron Fists

According to The Hollywood Reporter, WWE man Dave Bautista, whose acting credits include The Man With The Iron Fists and Vin Diesel’s forthcoming Riddick 3, has been cast in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Bautista will play Drax The Destroyer, a custom-built bad-ass created with the sole purpose of taking down Marvel’s mad titan Thanos, and he joins the other confirmed cast member, Chris Pratt, who plays US pilot Peter Quill thrust headfirst into a galactic conflict.

Guardians Of The Galaxy is due in cinemas 1 August 2014. The Man With The Iron Fists is out 1 April 2013, pre-order it on DVD for £11.25 or Blu-ray for £16.25 from Amazon.co.uk.