Dave Bautista Is Down To Play Bane In Matt Reeves ‘The Batman’

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Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista recently took to Twitter to express his interest in playing the character Bane in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman is shaping up to be one of the most interesting upcoming superhero films. The most recent report coming out of the film is the confirmation that actor Robert Pattinson will be taking on the role of Bruce Wayne. While Pattinson was mostly known for the Twilight franchise, his performances in recent films surprised Warner Bros. and Reeves, making him their top choice for the role.

Additionally, other actors have been vocal about wanting to be involved with the film. Most recently, Vanessa Hudgens publicly campaigned for the role of Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. However, Catwoman is not the only villain Reeves is looking to cast. The film’s script reportedly features a lot of iconic Batman villains, including The Penguin.

While no villains have been officially confirmed for the film, many fans have gone out and have started casting their own actors in the roles. Many DC fans often fancast as a bit of good fun to see what their favorite actors would look like as DC Comics characters. However, sometimes, dreams do become a reality. Recently, a fan took to Twitter to say that they would like to see Dave Bautista play the role of Bane for The Batman. Here’s Bautista’s response.

While this does not confirm that Dave Bautista has been cast as Bane or is involved with the film, it is still very exciting to see the actor showing interest in playing a DC Comics villain. It was rumored that Dave Bautista would have a role in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad but that won’t be the case due to the actor’s busy schedule. However, it is fascinating that despite currently playing a Marvel character, Bautista has repeatedly expressed interest in switching to DC.

Dave Bautista previously expressed interest in leaving Marvel when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired by Disney. While the studio eventually reinstated Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it still seems strange that Dave Bautista wants a role at a competing studio. However, this tweet may just be all in good fun considering Marvel and DC have an amicable working relationship.

Would you want to see Dave Bautista play Bane in The Batman? Which villains would you like to see in the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.

The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.

Source: Twitter