‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Originally Auditioned For Drax The Destroyer

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In an Avengers: Endgame extra on Disney Plus, it is revealed that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman originally auditioned for Drax the Destroyer.

A clip from the Avengers: Endgame “Casting the MCU” featurette  has been making the rounds despite it being included with the film’s home release. The featurette is included on Disney Plus under Avengers: Endgame‘s extras. In the extra, it is revealed that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman auditioned for Drax the Destroyer.

The Drax the Destroyer role for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 ended up going to Dave Bautista, but other notable actors were vying to play the character. Aquaman star Jason Momoa was also up Drax the Desroyer alongside Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman. In the Avengers: Endgame featurette, Marvel Studios casting director Sarah Halley Finn discusses Chadwick Boseman’s audition for Drax the Destroyer. You can actually see Chadwick Boseman’s Drax the Destroyer audition in the video below from Twitter.

What did you think of Chadwick Boseman’s Drax the Destroyer audition? Are you happy the role went to Dave Bautista? Comment below!

Despite not getting the Drax the Destroyer role, Chadwick Boseman is set to reprise his role as King T’Challa in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther II. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther II is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 6, 2022. Chadwick Boseman will also lend his voice in an episode of What If..?  where T’Challa becomes Starlord. In the meantime, fans can stream Chadwick Boseman’s first standalone outing in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther on Disney Plus:

Marvel Studios “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Black Panther is now available on Digitial HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Disney Plus.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.