WWE & MMA fighter/Actor Dave “Batista” Bautista has just tweeted out the first “production photo” from the set of the Guardians of the Galaxy— or he might be just training for a scene. Batista plays Drax The Destroyer on the movie.
Bautista tweeted, “No U cant B Namor & Drax Me:But! JG:Out of the tank Dave Me:But! JG:Out of the tank ya big goof!”
The JG refers to Guardians Of The galaxy director James Gunn, who tweeted back, “You’ll play all the roles, like a Marvel Klumps.” (Klumps being a reference to The Nutty Professor movies, where Eddie Murphy played the central role of Sherman Klump and several other roles).
Guardians of the Galaxy is being directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, with Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for an August 1, 2014 release in the United States.