Jason Momoa could have played Drax in GOTG!
It famously took a bit of convincing for Robert Downey Junior to get cast, but it's a gamble that paid off hugely!
The late actor told The Tonight Show that in such situations, he could still get to meet people who might consider him for something later down the line. And it obviously worked out, as he landed the starring role in Black Panther.
Explaining how much the character meant to her growing up, she said: "I feel like growing up I always had an association with her. I mean, obviously, because being a young Black woman that was the one I associated with."
James Gunn's was pretty great, He said: “I was like, we hired him because he’s a great ACTOR. That’s the point! He’s creating a CHARACTER!”
Marvel's exec Vice President Victor Alonso said on a red carpet: "There was never a Plan B with him. He was it. The passion this man has for the character is incredible."