Perhaps in the future, the actor will get another chance.
When Disney decided to fire Guardians of the Galaxy author James Gunn, Dave Batista was also about to leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The performer of the role of Drax didn’t like the way his director was treated, so he was ready to switch to some other project. Batista has now admitted that he was trying to land the role of supervillain Bane in the upcoming DC film Batman, which is headed by Matt Reeves. One Twitter user wrote:
I just read the news that Dave Batista can / should play Bane in the new Batman starring Robert Pattinson. DC, please let it be true.
Batista responded to this tweet by reporting:
Unfortunately, this will not happen. I did everything in my power.
Unfortunately it’s not. Tried my best🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/Dfn6UGzzlb— Person,Woman, Dave Bautista,Camera,TV (@DaveBautista) July 31, 2020
However, it is unlikely that the point here is that Warner Bros. gave preference to some other actor, because most likely in the new “Batman” Bane will not be at all. The Dark Knight’s rivals in the upcoming film will be the Riddler (Paul Dano), Penguin (Colin Farrell), and Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz). At the same time, it is possible that Bane will appear in the alleged sequel to “Batman” – with this outcome, Batista will clearly be among the favorites for this role.