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Jason Momoa Reveals Details About Guardians of the Galaxy Drax Audition

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Jason Momoa, currently rumored for Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League, offers details about auditioning for Drax in the Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Momoa lets it be known he didn't want the role as it was similar to characters he has played in the past.

"I was on Stargate: Atlantis for four years playing a similar character called Ronon, who was an alien who didn't say much and grunted," Momoa told Zap2It. "I've been there and done that, whether people have seen it or not. You want to stretch."

Momoa did go on to state good things about Dave Bautista, who ended up getting the Drax role, as well as Chris Pratt, who he read with during the audition.

"I think it's perfectly cast. Dave is perfect for that role, for Drax," Momoa offered continuing with mention of Pratt who is playing Star-Lord. "One of the funnest auditions I've ever done in my life was with him. He's phenomenal. He's going to kill it. It's going to be amazing. It's a whole Han Solo vibe. It's going to be a phenomenal movie. I'm glad that he is the lead of that. He's funny as hell, man. He can improv; he just acts circles around me. It was really, really fantastic."

So what about those Batman Vs. Superman rumors? Jason Momoa teases that he is interested in other superhero roles, and the comic books he is reading are a dead giveaway.

"I'm not going to tell you the ones I collect, because then you'd know," he said with a laugh.  

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S. starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana As Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Disel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Houndsou as Korath, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

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