With the DC Extended Universe’s latest entrant Aquaman being on the very epitome of the Global Box Office, Jason Momoa, who plays the titular underwater superhero in the movie, is currently on cloud 9. Aquaman in all set to cross the coveted 1 Billion dollar mark in ticket sales worldwide, a club that has always been exclusive to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Jason Momoa, who plays for the DC side with his portrayal of Arthur Curry, has been reimagined as a popular character for the Marvel Pantheon and to be frank, it is quite awesome. Presenting – Marvel Concept Art reveals Jason Momoa as Guardian of the Galaxy’s s Drax!!
Charlie Wen, the former head of Marvel Studios’ Visual effects department, is to be credited for this newly revealed artwork. The concept art was brought to the fans after Wen posted the image on his official Instagram account. It is interesting to know that the art is supposed to be conceived way before Dave Bautista was chosen to play Drax in the Big Screens.
Charlie Wen is an acclaimed artist and has worked in several notable franchises, movies, and video games alike. His last great masterpiece was the God of War video game series for Sony PlayStation. The Momoa-Drax artwork reveals a rather lean looking Drax the Destroyer compared to Bautista’s Drax. He also sports a signature battle scar across the right side of his face which runs along all the way through the right side of his chest and abdomen. He also features light stubble.
To make sure that this guy has no resemblance to Kratos from God of War, Wen gave the guy a trademark red and black biker suit with a leather vest in another alternate concept art for the character.
Here is the artwork we are talking about:
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Jason Momoa was almost Drax (before his #aquaman days;)! He also had a great audition that deftly displayed his toughness and double blades handles. But in short, Bautista was definitely the right choice— he had a perfect blend of natural quirk and braun😜. * This was an early sketch to explore the prospect of Momoa taking on the character. * The comicbook version was extremely close to another character that I designed called Kratos for #godofwar , so…I tried to steer Drax clear of it. @justinjsweet did the super cool final concept design for Drax! * * * * * #cinema #MarvelStudios #guardiansofthegalaxy #drax #JasonMomoa #charliewen #bts #moviemaking #filmmaking #filmcasting #conceptart #casting #marvel #castingcall #actor #characterdesign @prideofgypsies
Momoa had supposedly auditioned for the role of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer. James Gunn, the Director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, gave the role to Dave Bautista instead. He cited the latter’s comic timing and thicker physique to be the highest selling points that will help Bautista nail the role. And he was not wrong. It is not that Momoa’s career went down after this rejection. He went on to star in the DCEU and now has his own standalone movie that I about to cross over to the elite 1 billion dollar club in the coming days. All’s well that ends well.
The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is currently in turmoil. With sexual allegations against James Gunn, the third installment which was then about to go under production is now stalled with Marvel Studios looking for a replacement for Gunn. Let us hope the GOTG franchise is given a new lease at life. For now, let us just enjoy the Momoa-Drax.
The James Wan-directed Aquaman starring Jason Momoa in the lead role is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things