First Look: Batista As Drax The Destroyer (Guardians Of The Galaxy)

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At last week’s San Diego Comic Con event, Marvel Studios hosted a surprise panel for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, featuring former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista playing the role of Drax the Destroyer. (Video above)

During the panel, said, “I’m still to the point where I go to set every day and I can’t believe I got this job.” He also revealed that he fought incredibly hard for the role and broke down crying when he landed it.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told the audience that Bautista is gonna “freak people out” when they see him in the movie.

Marvel released new artwork for the movie, including this first look of Dave Buatista as Drax the Destroyer:

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IGN.com released this video of interviewed Batista and actor Michael Rooker talking about Guardians of the Galaxy:

  • TZ

    Congrats to The Animal for landing this role!

  • TheStormofWar

    If they get the FX to look as good as the artwork, that will be awesome to watch at least.

  • Andres0082

    If he doesn’t get to “Batista Bomb” an alien i will ask harshly for my money back.

    (And true fact, the Rock DID “Rock Bottom”-ed someone in The Rundown)

    • Progressed_Now

      CGI Crock also did the eyebrow in the Mummy Returns, and it only made people facepalm lol

      • andyman07

        right made so many people face palm thats why all big studios and movies want him. Thats why he makes more than $45 million a year. Oh yeah and thats why he gets more pie in one day then you will in a life time

        • Progressed_Now

          that’s because I don’t eat pie anymore sweetie. you should pay more attention around here.
          $45mil a year doesn’t make you a good actor, only a cheesy gimmick and unfortunately too many people in the world like cheese.

          • Heroine

            You know for somep people even when Cm punk sh*ts it smells sweet, dont know kind of old human you are??

          • Jecht315

            The Rock is a better actor than Vin Diesel easily.

          • Jecht315

            The Rock is a better actor than Vin Diesel easily.

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      • andyman07

        right made so many people face palm thats why all big studios and movies want him. Thats why he makes more than $45 million a year. Oh yeah and thats why he gets more pie in one day then you will in a life time

    • pwnez

      Leave the Batista bomb out of this movie, please!

    • David Speranza

      or “Drax Bomb”.

    • Brandon Pointon

      he did do a Powerbomb in “Man with the Iron Fists”

  • http://QueenOfTheInterwebs.com/ Chelsii

    Too. Much. CG.

    • raven

      you are a moron… READ!!!

  • Puppet H

    Looks way too 3D. Mortal Kombat

    • Guest

      Its concept art…

  • Puppet H

    Looks way too 3D. Mortal Kombat

  • SOBI

    somewhere underneath all that CGI batista is there

    • Thomas Wing

      hence the term……artwork. its a drawing.

      • SharinganIxU

        You’d think people actually would pay attention. It isn’t a photo or promotional still, it was used more as a prop behind the physical GoTG props.

      • SOBI

        yep didn’t notice that

  • SOBI

    somewhere underneath all that CGI batista is there

  • SharinganIxU

    Can’t wait for this, the footage was incredible (so I’ve read).

    • Seth Bob

      Lol.

      • SharinganIxU

        Does something amuse you?

  • Your Face

    Batista is a massive individual.

  • pvvnez

    cant wrestle, cant act. over rated steroid junkie.

    • raven

      dude can barely clean his rear end by himself.
      most overrated juicer since warrior.
      at least warrior didn’t look like he hurt himself more than the opponent while doing his finish.

  • Brad

    Love Batista and Michael rooker hope the animal comes back to wwe

  • Adouble

    Batista has some big ears

    • jccox01

      He heard that.

      • boomstick

        and that’s damn impressive considering it was only typed!

  • Daniel Vasquez

    Hey that’s Merle Dixon :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DJKenKenSwag KenKen Beats

    Hope Marvel/DC picks up more WWE stars for movies. They should definitely look at Rock and CM Punk but PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM CENA.

    • Seth Bob

      Rock is not a WWE star. Also, lol @ cena comment. Get over it, already.

    • Universe

      Batista is better than Cena!

    • carlitobrownjr

      When have you seen Punks acting chops? Get off his nutts, he couldnt get one win on the Big Show when he had an entourage, and now hes the best in the world? He had one big pipe bomb a couple years ago and thats it. I liked him pushing his straight edge lifestyle and condemning Hardy and all his followers for how weak they are.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DJKenKenSwag KenKen Beats

    If those weapons weren’t allowed, things in this world might have drastically changed. Thank you Batista for letting us know about the little things in life, like how forgiving basketballs are.

  • andy

    Rock did have a role a D.C movie the watch man

  • number1bigdaddy

    Batista is perfect for this movie role

  • Kuntry2TheCore

    He looks like Kratos from God Of War in the artwork.

  • Kuntry2TheCore

    He looks like Kratos from God Of War in the artwork.

  • Ted Gal

    batista has better movies then cena

  • bobo

    looks too concept art drawing cgi. nah jk.

  • trcrtps

    Does this mean Thanos is in the flick?

  • Agni Ashwin

    Bane broke the back of the Drax

  • MickRonson

    Not exactly a ‘first look’. What you have is an artists rendering not a photo from the film. Here are some actual screen captures from the film:

    http://www.sneakpeek.ca/2013/08/guardians-of-galaxy-first-look-drax.html

  • N5N1A

    WRESTLING IS FAKE SO STOP SAYING WHO THE BEST IS

    • Leroyspoboys

      True wrestling fans know it’s ‘fake’. But they still appreciate it for the entertainment that it is.

  • Heather Hartman

    That would be awesome but it doesn’t hav to be in the movie

  • The Flobbit

    Lamish.