Former WWE Champion Dave Bautista has signed on for the role of Drax The Destroyer in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ deature film “Guardians of the Galaxy”, an adaptation of the comic book, scheduled for release on August 1st, 2014.

For those unfamiliar, Guardians of the Galaxy centers on Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), who is a US pilot that ends up on space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants. As for Batista’s character, Drax is a human resurrected with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (who was shown in the final scene of The Avengers) and has powers which include flight, super-strength and energy blasts.

Batista will also be appearing in other films such as Riddick next year, where he will be appearing alongside Vin Diesel and was recently seen in The Man With The Iron Fists.