Not content with dropping a major Star Wars scoop earlier today, Latino Review has now turned its attention to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to report that Jason Momoa has entered talks with Marvel Studios about joining the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy in the role of Drax the Destroyer. Momoa tested for the role earlier this week in London, following which he was apparently offered the part and is now in negotiations with the studio (although according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kitt, an official offer is yet to have been made).
Momoa is best known for his role as the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones, while his other TV credits include Baywatch and Stargate Atlantis. However, his movie career is yet to really shift into gear, having headlined the poorly-received 2011 Conan the Barbarian remake, as well as starring alongside Sylvester Stallone as the villain in last month’s action flop Bullet to the Head. Should Momoa join the roster of Guardians of the Galaxy, he will be the second actor to do so, with Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Zero Dark Thirty) announced as having secured the role of Peter Quill / Star-Lord earlier this month.
Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in pre-production ahead of a summer shoot under director James Gunn (Slither, Super), and is scheduled to hit cinemas on August 1st, 2014.