Is Dave Bautista Teasing His Debut As Bane In James Gunn’s DC Universe?

WHY Is Bane?

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Could Bane be returning to the big screen? Dave Bautista hints at his potential role in the DC Universe with a new piece of fan art!

It’s all but confirmed that Dave Bautista will be joining James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe in some form. While the actor is yet to officially be cast in a role, he has publicly visited the DC Studios lot and expressed interest in following Gunn in his future endeavors. Even more fuel has been added to the fire in recent days with the actor posting fan art of himself as Bane on his social media.

While fans would certainly love to see Dave Bautista play Bane in the DC Universe, it’s likely this is just an appreciation of some (admittedly very cool) fan art by popular digital artist BossLogic. Bautista has previously stated he isn’t interested in playing Bane due to being “unable to bring the character justice” at his age. It’s certainly possible he changed his mind, but James Gunn and Peter Safran probably have other plans for him at DC Studios!

The future of the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, all four projects struggling at the box office. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe after Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!