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Dave Bautista Wants To Do A Film With Jason Momoa Directed By David Leitch?

Dave Bautista is best known for playing Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This character also got its appearance in Blade Runner 2049 and will be there in Dune as well.

Dave has been really vocal about his choices on screen. He often tweets and shares his thoughts on what kind of a role he’d be interested doing. He recently tweeted while replying to a fan that he is not interested to act along with Dwayne Johnson or John Cena for any project. However, he is highly interested to play in a Star Trek project. While John Cena and Dwayne Johnson are not amongst his preferences, Dave is very much interested to star in a movie with Jason Momoa again.

Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista are going to appear together in Dune. They even shared a screen in an Apple TV series, See. This is what Bautista tweeted:

Just going to throw this out into the atmosphere and see what happens. Here we go… Me and Momoa in a Lethal Weapon-type buddy cop movie directed by David Leitch. Ok! There it is. Now we wait.”

Bautista also made a comment where he echoed that he is in a “weird place” to play Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Dave is 52 years old now, and he feels that it is quite a high time now to stop playing characters with his shirt off. In an interview, Dave also shared how MCU has changed his life and admitted that Marvel has “dropped the ball” on Drax’s life.

This is exactly what he shared in the interview:

That role changed the trajectory of my life. It’s always going to be special to me. Now that I’m four films in…I really wished they would have invested more in Drax, personally. Because I think Drax has more of a story to tell. I think Drax has a really interesting backstory which they dropped the ball on. That’s no dig on Marvel. They had their slate, I know what they’re focused on, that’s what they have slated out. But man, I think they really missed the ball on Drax. He has such a great backstory. Selfishly, as a performer, that would have given me the opportunity to show different sides of Drax, emotionally. And physically as well. Because, if you notice, Drax, although he looks like a badass, you look at him and he looks terrifying, but Drax gets his ass kicked more than any other Marvel character…The whole “Destroyer” thing they just threw that out the window…people just fell so in love with the comedic side of Drax they tapped into that, then they tapped into it more, then they really dug a hole into it. But we missed a huge boat on that character and I don’t think it’ll ever come back around. But I’m really just looking forward to finishing out this whole journey.”

Dave also revealed that What If…?’s makers never asked him to voice Drax in the series. To this, the executive producer of Marvel’s first animated series said “I saw that, too … It’s my understanding that everybody was asked in some way, shape, or form, either through their agents or directly. I don’t know really what happened behind the scenes there, but certainly, we would have loved for him to be in the show. So there’s probably some miscommunication somewhere.”

But anyways, it would be quite intriguing to discover how Jason and Dave will look together in a Lethal Weapon-type movie. Let’s see when it all happens.

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Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

Hey there! I'm a content and copywriter by profession. Been like three years into this domain and have been a perpetual writer with Animated Times since last one year (approx.). A Marvel maniac and kinda Potterhead. Trying to articulate things simpler and thrillful to experience. Check out my articles with Animated Times here and do not forget to follow us on social media platforms for regular updates.

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