Dave Bautista seems to have something brewing at Warner Bros. The wrestler-turned-actor recently took to social media to show that he visited the studio recently, seemingly teasing a project. As for what that project might be? Bautista didn’t provide much, if anything, in the way of clues, but quite a few fans on Twitter decided to go ahead with some hopeful speculation that he’s playing Bane in a future DC movie. Possibly even The Batman.
The Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War star took to Twitter to share a photo of himself at what appears to be the Warner Bros.’ offices. Since Warner Bros. happens to own DC and is currently in the midst of making movies such as The Batman and The Suicide Squad, amongst others, it gave fans fuel for what might be considered reasonable speculation. Dave Bautista shared the photo with the following caption.
“It won’t come to you so get after it!! #DreamChaser.”
Even though there was nothing in the photo or the caption that directly hints at Bane or anything DC related, fans took the ball and ran with it. The replies were filled with people speculating that Dave Bautista, who currently plays Drax in the MCU, could be playing for the other team as Bane in the future. This isn’t completely unfounded. Earlier this year, Bautista expressed his willingness to take on the role of the famed, brooding Batman villain after a fan suggested he’d be good for the part. Bautista has also expressed his desire to take on a comic book movie franchise of his own, and a Drax movie doesn’t seem to be in the cards at Marvel. So he’s got to look elsewhere to make that happen.
It’s also worth mentioning that Dave Bautista expressed frustration at one point because he had to pass up on a part in an unnamed DC movie due to scheduling conflicts. Many assumed it was a part in The Suicide Squad, since he and director James Gunn are good friends. Again, there is no real evidence here to suggest Bane is on the table, but Dave Bautista certainly seems capable of taking on the part. The character was played previously by Jeep Swanson in Batman & Robin and by Tom Hardy in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. More recently, Shane West portrayed the baddie on Fox’s Gotham.
It’s also important to mention that this could very easily be a project not related to DC, or any other notable property for that matter. Warner Bros. is a big movie studio that produces a wide array of projects. That leaves the door wide open in terms of what they may or may not be discussing with a big star. Still, we can’t blame fans for speculating here. Be sure to check out the post from Dave Bautista’s Twitter account and speculate away.
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) December 10, 2019
Ohhhhhhhhh shit. I’m dreaming but I hope it means you’re putting a cool mask on pic.twitter.com/f0GRGqBlR6
— Nathaniel (@Tru_Alpha) December 10, 2019
Confirmed: @DaveBautista is Bane lol
— oscar ovies (@OscarOviesHaHa) December 10, 2019
Bane. Smart, strategic, and deadly Bane. Please.
— Scott Hawkes (@_ScottHawkes) December 10, 2019
— Christmas ????? ? (@StuckinCatering) December 10, 2019
— BRENDOR the Beige (@realBRENDOR) December 10, 2019
Bautista is so perfect for Bane it hurts https://t.co/IFCW1T2Z4F
— Jamesquatch (@JimmothytheGrey) December 10, 2019