Dave Bautista Tried His Best to Play Bane

At the end of last year, Guardians of the Galaxy star, and ex-WWE superstar, Dave Bautista tweeted out a picture of himself on the Warner Bros. lot with the caption “It won’t come to you so get after it!! #DreamChaser.”

It now seems as though Bautista was there to pitch himself as Bane for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

Recently, responding to a comment online where the tweeter wrote that he’d read an article speculating that Bautista could be playing Bane, Bautista explained that he had tried his best to win the role.

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On the known villain front, The Batman will feature Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Penguin.

The Batman, which paused production due to COVID-19 last March, was one of several films that got cleared to resume shooting soon.

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Warner Bros. had ordered a TV spinoff to The Batman – a prequel series focused on the members of the Gotham City Police Department that will be exclusive to HBO Max.

The Batman will be a part of DC’s FanDome event on August 22.


Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.

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