Jason Momoa And Dave Bautista’s Buddy Cop Flick Idea May Actually Be Happening

Fans of big beefy dudes Dave Bautista and Jason Momoa, your prayers have been answered. The buddy cop film Bautista pitched to his See and Dune co-star Momoa over social media appears to actually be happening. Is any screen big enough to get all of those muscles and tattoos on frame?

Momoa appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and was asked about the potential teamup flick, to which he responded…

“I’m not even going to lie to you. I’m not on Twitter, but he literally texted me about four days ago going, ‘We need to do a buddy cop film,’” Momoa told Corden. “We love each other. We obviously met on See, we’re on Dune together, and so I said, ‘Absolutely.’”

Momoa added that Bautista wants to shoot it in Hawaii…

“I’m like, ‘Let’s do it. I’ve got an idea. So, it’s off to the races now. We’re doing it.”

Corden was shocked that it was so damn easy. That these two guys can basically throw some shit out there, put it into the world, and it just happens.

“It sells itself,” said Momoa. “Dave loves wearing speedos, I love wearing board shorts and both of us with our shirts off [in a] buddy cop film, he’ll be grumpy and I’ll be charming. Boom. I’ve got the hair, he doesn’t have hair. We cover all the demographics.”

What pencil-neck studio exec was ever going to tell these two “no” in the first place?  My only hope is that they don’t think to bring in Dwayne Johnson, as much as I love him, because he’s just too big of a personality. He’d dominate and the movie would have to be about him. On the other hand, whoever the villain is of this movie should be someone who can believably measure up.

Momoa can be seen right now on Netflix in the revenge thriller, Sweet Girl. He and Bautista will square off in the second season of Apple TV+ series See on August 27th, and will be part of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune on October 22nd.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.