davebautistaLast month, in a Chris-obsessed fashion, actor Chris Pratt was announced by Marvel to portray Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Last week, former wrestler Dave Bautista was official cast to play Drax the Destroyer.

I must say, it’s surprising casting news. Bautista has little acting experience. But as weird as it is, he does look the part, and he just might surprise us with his acting. Marvel hasn’t failed yet with their casting, so I’m cautiously optimistic. Plus it doesn’t hurt that Bautista looks like he can utterly destroy everything around him.

Guardians of the Galaxy releases in theaters August 1, 2014.