Drax The Destroyer

Drax The DestroyerDrax the Destroyer is meant to feature prominently in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Movie with which Marvel will continue the expansion of their universe of superheroes and super-villains. Every single one of the Guardians, albeit somewhat unknown to many fans, has been fighting evil for decades on end. In fact, Drax was created as the ultimate weapon against the mad titan Thanos. The presence of the Destroyer indicates almost to the point of certainty that he will be the main villain of the movie, which is supposed to be released on August 1, 2014.

Drax has the best reasons in the whole universe to hate Thanos and to seek his destruction. While a mortal man, he and his wife were slaughtered by the purple titan who was collecting souls to please Death and earn her affection. Arthur Douglas raised from the dead by Kronos and Mentor as Drax and he was calm, strong, and fearsome. The gods gave him one sole raison d’être – bring an end to Thanos, send the dangerous titan in the depths of the Tartarus, where his kin belongs. Helped by the Avengers and Mar-Vell, Drax the Destroyer lived up to the task and slew Thanos which resulted in him losing his reason for existence. Without purpose for living he wandered in dark places, being manipulated by his cruel daughter who managed to take the spark of life away from his indestructible body.


Lady Death does not forget easily, though. She revived her beloved titan which prompted Kronos to summon Drax to the world of living once again. He was resurrected, but his mind was not fully intact after his daughter’s attack. Despite this handicap, Drax helped a lot in the defeat of Thanos for the control of the Infinity Gauntlet and later joined the Infinity Watch; just like Gamora, another prominent member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Later on, the Destroyer’s clouded mind led him into series of troubles which resulted in his death. When he raised again, his mind was cured, even though his strength had diminished a little. His aid was needed to stop the mad titan once again. He faced his old rival yet again, but this time the outcome of the battle was different. Thanos gained the upper hand, killing Drax once more.

Come August 1, 2014 and we will find out how exactly Drax the Destroyer returned to life this time. There are already many rumors surrounding the production, with the plot and the cast being the fan favorites for speculations. So far, the information about Drax is limited. Dominic Purcell is the only name that has emerged as potential favorite for the role, but it is sure that soon enough others will be involved. The casting is already undergoing because the shooting of the movie will start in the next couple of months in England. It has to be mentioned that Purcell’s looks resemble the original Drax quite closely and, indeed, he seems a highly suitable choice for the personage.