Back then, Dave Bautista was emerging from the world of professional wrestling, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” proving to be his big break in Hollywood. He has since become a downright fascinating actor in his own right, starring in films such as “Knock at the Cabin” and “Dune” (alongside Jason Momoa, actually) that display his range well beyond big tough guys. It’s an enviable career, all built on the back of Drax.
That said, things worked out incredibly well for Momoa as well. A year after turning down Drax, he was cast as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, starting with a cameo in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and then continuing with starring roles in 2017’s “Justice League” and 2018’s record-breaking “Aquaman.” The actor has since flexed his chops on stuff like the Apple TV+ series “See” and the Netflix movie “Slumberland.” In that same 2014 interview, Momoa explained that his decision was bigger than just one role:
“I want my children to see their father happy. It’s not that it’s not a good role, it just wasn’t the right thing. I was on ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ for four years playing a similar character called Ronon, who was an alien who didn’t say much and grunted. I’ve been there and done that, whether people have seen it or not. You want to stretch.”
In the end, it’s hard to imagine that things could have worked out better for both Momoa and Bautista. They’re both remarkably successful and they’re even developing a buddy-cop movie to star in together. All is well.
Source From: www.slashfilm.com