In the weeks following James Gunn’s firing by Marvel, you may recall Dave Bautista was out there talking a lot of shit. He was trashing his bosses pretty hardcore, and for a time it looked like he was begging to be canned from Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Well, that obviously didn’t happen, and Gunn was eventually rehired. But it also looked as if Bautista would split and join Gunn over at Warner Bros., where he’d been hired to direct The Suicide Squad.
Well, it turns out that at some point during this time, Bautista really did make a serious play to join another DC Comics movie, Matt Reeves’ The Batman, in the role of Bane. Here’s how Bautista responded to a fan who asked if we might see that happen someday…
Unfortunately it’s not. Tried my best🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/Dfn6UGzzlb
— Person,Woman, Dave Bautista,Camera,TV (@DaveBautista) July 31, 2020
First of all, we don’t even know if Bane is in The Batman. But if he were, Bautista would’ve been a killer fit for the role.
I think when his time at Marvel is done, we’re going to see Bautista crossover to the Distinguished Competition in some capacity. Reeves is planning an entire Batman trilogy, and I’m guessing he would make room for Bane if Bautista wanted to be part of it.