Jason Momoa Rejected an MCU ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Role


of aquaman Jason Momoa was almost part of a different comic universe. After his success on season one game of ThronesMomoa’s career took off overnight. hollywood craves for anyone game of Thrones Involved with your latest franchises. Marvel was no exception. Momoa got a call that could have made him even bigger had he not rejected the role.

Drax makes his mark

Fandom notes that Drax is one of the funniest, most vengeful characters in the MCU. Brilliantly played by Dave Bautista, Drax is ruthless enough to take on his space enemies and childish enough to be a significant nuisance on the journey. Beneath a tough exterior and all the brutal claims about his violent past, Drax has a heart of gold that will go to battle for the people he believes in most.

It came in handy, as Titanic Guardians started out as a gang of misfit smugglers who were a far cry from the Earth-dwelling Avengers. With the group the adopted daughter of Thanos and an intergalactic plot to change time and space as we know it, however, the Guardians become a group of noble mercenaries who have set out to stop Thanos’ reign of absolute terror. Fought side by side with the Avengers.

The franchise made Bautista a movie star like fellow wrestler-turned-actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena. However, the role almost went to Momoa at the time of casting.

a different drakes

Insider notes that when Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn, Kevin Feige, and the rest of the creative team wanted to make sure they cast someone as physically imposing as the comic book and as funny as the script. Momoa, already a hard-working actor in television and movies, was perfect for the role.

Drax was originally a sad character which later uncovered. Although it may have been another role to elevate his Hollywood stature, he may have made the right call while downplaying it. Eventually, he later got a starring role as a more famous superhero, similar to Momoa’s wild man persona. A father himself, Momoa wanted roles that his children could see as an inspiration, not as a sad character.

Also, he wanted to spread his wings after playing similar roles in the past.

“I want my kids to see their father happy. Not that it’s not a good role. It wasn’t the right thing to do. I was playing a similar character named Ronan on ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ for four years.” , who was an alien who didn’t say much and grunt. I’ve been out there and done that, whether people have seen it or not. You want to spread,” Momoa told IGN in 2014. Despite the success, he never regretted the decision, either, “I think it’s the cast as a whole. Dave is perfect for that role for Drax.”

It worked for all parties involved. Now, Momoa is one of the most successful non-Marvel franchises.

momoa learns to swim

Momoa’s first on-screen role was in a later season. Baywatch. This must have come in handy when Warner Bros. was looking for its Aquaman. Momoa had a brief cameo Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, But its disappointing reception overshadowed his turn in the Justice League. Luckily, Momoa got to work on a solo film bright James Wan of the franchise worked on a solo film which was a moderate hit commercially and critically.

Sometimes, actors give up roles, which they later regret. Other times, those missed opportunities pave the way for greater success. Now, Momoa is one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men, and aquaman is a major reason. Still, one can’t help but wonder how Guardians You’ll see Momoa screaming naively in the midst of blasting the skulls of his enemies with Drax.

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