Avengers: Endgame turned out to be the biggest worldwide blockbuster of 2019. After 21 Marvel films, fans got to see what lies in the fate of their favourite superheroes. In the film, we got to see our Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of The Galaxy and other superheroes to fight Thanos.
If we talk about Marvel films, the tonality of Guardians of The Galaxy is completely different from Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and others. They are full of funky music, great humour and crazy superheroes coming together to save the galaxy. We saw how hilarious Rocket was in Avengers: Endgame when he met the Avengers on Earth.
GoTG gave us Star-Lord aka Peter Quill played by Chris Pratt, Gamora played by Zoe Saldana, Drax played by Dave Bautista, Groot by Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Racoon. But what if we tell you that initially, the makers had someone else in mind for the character of Drax? Our Avengers: Endgame Trivia #43 is about the same.
Aquaman actor Jason Momoa was first going to play the role of Drax – The Destroyer. However, he turned it down as he didn’t want to get typecast. About the same, Jason Momoa told Zap2lt, “Dave is perfect for that role, for Drax. It didn’t really fit in my time because I’ve done so many things where I don’t say much and I’m coloured up and I have my shirt off again. I made a conscious choice to turn down some movies that were action-based to direct Road to Paloma so people could see that side. It’s not that it’s not a good role, it just wasn’t the right thing. 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. I’ve been there and done that, whether people have seen it or not. You want to stretch.”
Looks like the casting for Drax has been an exciting journey for makers. Even Avengers: Endgame actor Chadwick Boseman had auditioned for Drax. However, he didn’t make it but bagged the role of T’Challa aka Black Panther.
That was our Avengers: Endgame trivia for today. Do you think Jason would’ve been an apt choice for Drax? Let us know in the comments section below.