Dave Bautista would like to play this DC Villain. The DC Universe is undergoing a major overhaul under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran. With the franchise getting a fresh start, all of the main characters will be portrayed by new actors. One such character is the infamous villain Lex Luthor, the archenemy of Superman.
Recently, Dave Bautista, the actor best known for his role as Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, expressed his interest in playing the role of Lex Luthor in the future of the DC Universe. This was in response to a suggestion by comedian Chris Killian, who proposed Bautista as a fitting candidate for the role.
Bautista admitted that he had never considered playing the role of Lex Luthor before, but after the suggestion, he couldn’t stop thinking about it. During the premiere of his latest film, which he starred in, Bautista confirmed that he would call James Gunn, his good friend and the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, to discuss the possibility of playing Lex Luthor in the upcoming movie Superman: Legacy.
It remains to be seen whether Bautista’s dream of playing the villainous Lex Luthor will come true, but his interest has certainly caught the attention of DC Universe fans. With Gunn and Safran at the helm, the possibilities for the DC Universe seem endless, and it will be interesting to see who ends up portraying the iconic characters in the future.
The former wrestler explicitly mentions Bane because some time ago, speaking with Collider, he had proposed for the role, So I don’t know, man, I may make a call to James and see if they got anybody in mind, but that is more appealing to me at this point of my life and my career than playing Bane.”
“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. 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.”