A new concept design pictures Avengers: Endgame star Dave Bautista as infamous Batman foe Bane for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
Avengers star Dave Bautista is a former wrestler-turned-actor who’s best known for his work as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he recently revealed that he would be willing to switch teams and cross over to the DC Extended Universe. The Avengers star confessed that he would be interested in playing Clayface in an upcoming Batman-related film. But, DC fans have something different in mind as they have been fan-casting Dave Bautista as Bane for quite some time. So much so, that it’s hard to see the actor as any other comic book character. Bane has been done in live-action a couple times before with Tom Hardy being the last actor to portray him in Christopher Nolan’s realistic Batman universe. In the DC Extended Universe, Dave Bautista could be the right fit to portray a more comic-book accurate version of Bane on the big screen.
Many fans were hoping that Bane would have a role in James Gunn’s upcoming sequel, The Suicide Squad. With Dave Bautista defending James Gunn after the filmmaker was fired from the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie fans expected the actor to switch sides to DC Films. Instead, Dave Bautista will be starring in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Netflix movie Army of the Dead and that kept him from being able to do James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Despite Dave Bautista not actually being involved in the movie, Instagram artist Jaxson Derr has shared a concept design that pictures the Avengers actor as Bane in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
Scroll down to check out Dave Bautista as the iconic Batman villain below.
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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Dave Bautista, James Gunn and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
Check Out Every Image From Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie Here
Warner Bros.' upcoming standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix is just over six weeks away from hitting theaters so we've rounded up all of the film's official images showing off the next Clown Prince of Crime.
Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is set to be an origin story. The gritty and grounded crime film directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is set in 1980s Gotham City follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed 1980s comedian that becomes The Joker after he bombs with audiences. The film will serve as DC's first outing beyond its the current cinematic universe since it was launched by Zack Snyder in 2013 with Man of Steel in order to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.
So far, Warner Bros. has released official images from the film featuring Joaquin Phoenix along with Robert De Niro who plays talk show host Murray Franklin, as well as Zazie Beetz' Sophie Dumond, who appears to be a love interest of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in the film. You can check out all of the officially released stills from Joker in the gallery below!
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.