Sometimes I just need to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming, and that a massive Guardians of the Galaxy movie IS actually happening in 2014. But I'm not dreaming, and neither are you, and yes, this movie is happening, and it got one step closer to reality today, as another new member of the team has been cast. The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog announced that former WWE superstar Dave Bautista will be donning some green body paint to take on the role of cosmic strongman, Drax the Destroyer.
Bautista is the second member of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast to be announced, and beat out former Conan, Jason Momoa, among other for the role. Marvel is, of course, in the midst of positioning the Guardians of the Galaxy property in a number of high-profile comics projects, most recently with a brand new ongoing series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st, 2014!