While that rumor was shot down by a reporter from The Hollywood Reporter, it has since also been rumored that Momoa turned down Marvel Studios because they weren't offering enough money or vice versa, or whatever.
And then there was some report how Marvel gets their actors to sign for peanuts in the hopes that the other movies they do - that aren't Marvel Studios movies - land lucrative contracts.
That's all fine and dandy for guys like Chris Hemsworth or even Chris Evans and possibly with Chris Pratt.
Those roles are lead roles.
Drax the Destroyer is not.
This is pure speculation on my part - as I do read the comics - but I'm betting that if the Momoa not signing rumor is true, it's because it was only a one picture deal.
So, as Momoa is already a known name - regardless of perceived box office bombs - "Drax the Destroyer" really isn't going to do much for the actor, I am guessing.
And why am I guessing that?
Because more than likely Drax is going to bite the big one at the hands of Thanos.
We've already confirmed that Thanos is going to be in not only the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but The Avengers 2 as well.
So that doesn't look good for any members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, save Chris Pratt, perhaps, as the Guardians just might be cannon fodder for The Avengers 2.
Of course the rumor wasn't true to begin with so it really doesn't matter, right?
Or maybe it was more than a one picture deal?