Dave Bautista has been officially announced as part of the cast of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.  Bautista will take up the role of Drax the Destroyer opposite Chris Pratt as Star Lord.

Movie wise, he was most recently featured in last year’s The Man with the Iron Fists.

Guardians of the Galaxy will release on August 1, 2013.

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