Dave Bautista has made the successful transition from WWE Champion and Hall of Famer to mega Hollywood star.
Bautista has achieved plenty of success in the movie industry, and he’s perhaps most popular for his performance as Drax The Destroyer for the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers film series.
Back in December, the future 2020 WWE Hall of Fame inductee responded to a fan on Twitter and expressed interest in portraying Bane in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Bautista has not been announced for the role, and there aren’t any reports to suggest that it’ll happen.
The late Jeep Swenson portrayed Bane in Batman & Robin (1997). Tom Hardy then performed the role for The Dark Knight Rises, the final film of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
One can easily picture Bautista portraying the merciless and physically imposing DC villain. He has the size and frame for starters, and judging by his wrestling persona and character, Bautista is certainly capable of performing Bane.
This really cool fan art depicts what a Dave Bautista version of Bane could look like against Robert Pattinson’s Batman. Have a look below.
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The Batman 2021 started filming!! Here's a quick edit of @davebautista as Bane and Robert Pattinson as Batman. #FanArt
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While most of the Batman live theatrical films have focused on one or two main villains, Reeves appears to be taking a different approach. Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman), Paul Dano (Riddler), Colin Farrell (Penguin) and John Turturro (Carmine Falcone) have all been confirmed for The Batman.
Whether or not Reeves and Warner Bros. end up adding more villains to the film is anybody’s guess. But if they’re looking to add Bane, it’s hard to think of a better casting choice than Bautista.
Aside from portraying Drax the Destroyer and a heel wrestling character, Bautista also starred as henchman Mr. Hinx in Spectre (2015), the 24th film in the James Bond franchise. Hopefully, Bautista’s work there will have impressed Warner Bros. enough to one day cast him as Bane.
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