‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Djimon Hounsou Wasn’t Big Enough To Play Drax

Dave Bautista eventually got the role.

Djimon Hounsou Guardians of the Galaxy Drax

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that Djimon Hounsou wasn’t big enough to play Drax.

Djimon Hounsou appeared as Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy and later in Captain Marvel but it turns out that the star originally auditioned as Drax for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The role of Drax eventually went to Dave Bautista, not necessarily because the wrestler was the better actor, but rather because he was just bigger. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took to Twitter to take about the issues caused in the casting process when actors lie about their height.

In the thread, James Gunn revealed that Djimon Hounsou wasn’t able to snag the role of Drax because he wasn’t big enough. Hounsou, who Gunn described as well over 6 feet, wasn’t big enough for the role when placed alongside Star-Lord star Chris Pratt or Ronan actor Lee Pace. Hounsou stands at 6 ft 1 while eventual Drax actor Dave Bautista stands tall at 6 ft 6, towering over Pratt and Hounsou.

What do you think about Djimon Hounsou not getting the role of Drax over his height? Do you think he would have been a better Drax than Dave Bautista? Comment below and let us know!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

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