Momoa for Guardians of the Galaxy?

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News

Jason Momoa is reportedly in line to play Drax The Destroyer in the forthcoming big screen version of Marvel Comics' 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

According to Latino Review, an authority on all things comic book, Momoa impressed producers and director James Gunn so much, they offered him the role immediately following his screen test.

[Related story: Pratt confirmed to play lead in Guardians of the Galaxy]

Other sources, however, are suggesting that he has only tested for the role, and has not yet been offered it.

In the Marvel universe, Drax was originally a human called Arthur Douglas whose spirit was placed into a powerful new body after his family were attacked and killed by the supervillain Thanos.

He then became the super-being Drax, and has also been a member of the Infinity Watch group.

It could spell a turnaround in fortune for Momoa, who despite promise playing the fearsome Kahl Drago in HBO series 'Games of Thrones', has already suffered two painful flops, including the rebooted 'Conan The Barbarian' and in Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet to the Head'.

So far only the film's director, 'Super' helmsman Gunn, and Chris Pratt have been confirmed for the movie.

Pratt is to play Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, while rumours abound that Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler are being sought for potential voice roles.