There aren't too many more franchises bigger than the WWE, the Marvel Universe, and James Bond, so it's understandable why the Superstar would want to conquer Star Wars next. Though it is a pretty big goal, it's not beyond the realm of possibility. Star Wars is a universe made up of all types of alien creatures and space heroes. Though with his stocky frame, he might just be too buff to play a Stormtrooper. And a little too short to play a Wookie.
Dave Bautista is 46-years-old, and he grew up as part of the Star Wars generation. Ask anyone his age, and appearing in a Star Wars movie is probably at the top of their bucket list. Lucky for him, he is sitting in a position where this might become a reality. He has the added benefit of being part of the Disney team with his role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. And he will shoot Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 early next year for release in 2017.Read More
The latest issue of Empire magazine is proving to be wealth of new images, as we've already gotten sneak peaks at Marvel's Daredevil and Jurassic World. Now, they bring us the very first official look at Guardians of the Galaxy break out star Dave Bautista as the evil henchman Mr. Hinx in Spectre, who has been compared to such classic Bond villains as Jaws and Oddjob. We also get a sneak peek at 007 newcomer Léa Seydoux as the latest Bond girl Dr. Madeline Swann.
Spectre comes to theaters November 6th, 2015.Read More
Dave Bautista literally stole the show in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. So it's no wonder he is at the top of every producer's wish list whenever the idea of a new villain comes up for a remake or sequel. Earlier today we saw this WWE Superstar on the set of Spectre, playing an assassin known as Mr. Hinx opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond. Now, perpetual scoop delivery system Latino Review is breaking the rumor that Batista, as he is known to his original fan base, is being targeted as The Kurgan, the main villain in Highlander.
Latino Review claim that Dave Bautista has already signed on, but that has not yet been officially announced. The wrestler-turned-actor will play a giant barbarian in the Highlander reboot, which is coming from first time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a VFX artist. The original 1986 movie starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scotsman and expert swordsman who must fight for decades to survive without his head being severed. He is relentlessly pursued by the Kurgan, who hopes to become the last immortal on earth. Highlander spawned quite a few sequels and a long-standing syndicated television series.Read More
On Monday, the official Twitter account for the upcoming James Bond adventure Spectre revealed that production has resumed following a brief holiday hiatus, by posting a photo from the set that showcased a snowy environment. We had speculated that this photo was taken from Lake Altaussee in Austria, one of the previously-confirmed locations that Spectre is filming in. Now we have five new photos with cast members Daniel Craig (James Bond), Dave Bautista (Hinx) and Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), which confirm that shooting is taking place at the Austrian ski resort Solden.
The official website for Solden confirms that filming will take place between January 7 and January 13, with the production returning to the resort from February 9 through February 17. The production will utilize a cable car, restaurant, a glacier road and tunnel during the Solden portion of Spectre's shoot. Naturally, no story details were uncovered as to why this snowy location is being use. The plot centers on Bond receiving a cryptic message from his past that leads him on a quest to reveal the sinister truth behind the Spectre organization. The production will also shoot at Pinewood Studios in London, and on location in Rome, Mexico City, Morocco and other Austrian locations such as Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee.Read More
Just a few weeks ago, a rumor broke that the team behind Bond 24 was seeking a new henchman that is comparable to iconic 007 characters Oddjob and Jaws. Latino Review now reports that the job has gone to none other than Guardians of the Galaxy scene stealer and WWE Superstar Dave Bautista.
The role is described as an 'iconic baddy'. His name is Hinx, and producers were seeking an actor between 30 and 45 years of age that is ideally over 6 feet tall. He will be the main henchmen, a physically fit assassin who fights with Bond. Dave Bautista will require extensive fight training and stunt coordinating, and he will have to do some driver's training as well. The producers were rumored to be seeking a sports personality, and that's what they have indeed landed.Read More
It has long been rumored that the Guardians of the Galaxy team will finally meet-up with Marvel's The Avengers in The Avengers 3, following their own solo efforts in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2016's Guardians of the Galaxy 2. A new report claims this to be somewhat true, stating that Dave Bautista, who stars as Drax, will have a significant role in the impending Marvel ensemble that will be The Avengers 3, which will serve to bridge the two Marvel franchises as Phase 3 moves into Phase 4.
Wrestling site PWMania claims that Marvel is in the process of restructuring Dave Bautista's contract, which should bring him more money as the fan-favorite Drax who managed to steal quite a few scenes in the original Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only is this contract for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but it includes a role in The Avengers 3 as well.Read More