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.