WWE wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista has signed on to play the knife-wielding green warrior Drax the Destroyer in director James Gunn’s adaptation of the sci-fi Marvel comic book, Guardians of the Galaxy.
THR reports, Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) will join Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord. You can see the concept art and logo below.
The movie centers on Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons Rocket Racoon, Groot, Drax The Destroyer and Gamora who have something everyone wants.
Guardians of the Galaxy is slated for release on August 1, 2014 in conventional and 3D theaters.