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.
I accept! https://t.co/ts6DnBvj8W
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) June 12, 2019
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.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos