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Guardians of the Galaxy Won’t Feature Jason Momoa After All

by  in Comic News, Movie News Comment

The man who played Conan and fought Sylvester Stallone with an ax apparently won’t be Drax the Destroyer after all.

Although a recent report from Latino Review indicated Jason Momoa was in talks with Marvel to appear alongside Chris Pratt in director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a tweet from that same source now suggests those negotiations have fallen through. Whether that means the studio will turn to one of the other contenders — Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa, Brian Patrick Wade (Generation Kill) and MMA fighter Dave Batista were rumored to be among them — remains to be seen.

Drax the Destroyer began life as Arthur Douglas a human who was killed by Thanos, his spirit was then merged with a being called Drax that was genetically engineered to kill the Mad Titan. After kicking around the Marvel Universe for a while as a brute, he was reborn in 2004 as a much more cunning character who went on to get involved in the Annihilation event and then become a member of the reincarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy is set for an Aug. 1, 2014, release.