Dave Bautista Cast in Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy lineup

Dave BautistaThings are only just getting started for Marvel’s newest addition to their phase two set of films, Guardians of the Galaxy. WWE wrestler Dave Bautista has been cast in the upcoming superhero adventure, only the second actor officially confirmed to star in it so far. He’ll be playing Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a super-powered warrior to fight his killer, the evil Thanos.

Bautista’s casting comes somewhat as a surprise since last month rumors were going around that Jason Mamoa was in talks to play the role. As a Stargate: Atlantis fan, I’m disappointed that Mamoa didn’t get the part, but I’m eager to see what Bautista will bring to the role.

Guardians of the Galaxy debuts August 1, 2014. What do you think about the casting so far? Who else do you want to see join the cast? Let us know in the comments below!