13 May 2021 2:43 PM +00:00 UTC

Drax Actor Dave Bautista Believes He'll be a More Credible Live-Action Version of Bane

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We can't argue the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is easily one of the most hardworking stars in Hollywood right now and all his years of busting his you-know-what are finally paying off. Aside from his ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe gig, the former WWE superstar is leading his own film Army of the Dead which hits Netflix this month. Despite all of the success he's currently experiencing, Bautista is still adamant about playing another comic book character and that is the iconic Batman villain Bane.



Dave has expressed his desire to play the character for years now and even revealed that he stormed Warner Bros. and demanded the studio to cast him as the DCEU version of arguably one of the Dark Knight's fiercest foes. Speaking with Collider, Bautista made it clear that he's serious about taking on the role previously played by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises. He explains: "There are certain characters I've latched on to over the past 10, 20 years, and Bane was one of them. No discredit to Tom Hardy's version of Bane, I love that performance, I loved that film. I'd just love a crack at it."

When asked what would make his version of the villain different from Hardy's portrayal, Bautista had this to say: "I think I could bring an interesting twist to it and I think I could do the character justice. Not only in performance, but also in physicality. I'd love that role where I'd have to go back up to 320 pounds just to play this character, like that it would happen. I could...play Bane in a way that's not only menacing and ominous but also freakishly intelligent. Bane would be the type of character that's so menacing and so terrifying and so intelligent, he would hardly ever raise his voice."

Bautista has seemingly grown increasingly unhappy over his MCU tenure and with him teasing the end for Drax after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the chances of him jumping ship over to the DC Extended Universe to explore other opportunities don't seem unlikely at all. Despite some obvious inaccuracies, I still think he will be a credible Bane given the opportunity but of course, it's still up to WB if they'd be willing to pull the trigger.


Army of the Dead hits Netflix on May 21, 2021.


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