Dave Bautista On Doing A Fast & Furious Movie: "I'd Rather Do Good Films"
"I'd rather do good films."
Don't expect action movie actor Dave Bautista to join the Fast & Furious franchise anytime soon. The Guardians of the Galaxy and James Bond actor said on Twitter, probably jokingly to some extent, that he would "rather do good films."
His comment came in reply to someone on Twitter (via IndieWire) suggesting that Bautista would make for a good villain in a Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena. The Rock has starred in recent entries of the series, while Cena will appear in Fast & Furious 9 (while Johnson will not). Of course, Bautista's replies were flooded with messages about "bad" movies that he made in the past.
For what it's worth, Bautista admits to appearing in some films that were less than great, but he said he did so to help advance his career. He also pointed out that he had the experience of working with Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone in the Escape Plan series.
?.....thank you for your consideration...? #idratherdogoodfilms https://t.co/7VT0wFG6bY— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 29, 2019
Genius! Big Dave didnt state that he’s never done a bad film. But I did them for particular reasons that helped build an “acting” career. And I got to work with Sly so in your face with that! You’re dismissed! https://t.co/edz550V0HF— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 30, 2019
Bautista's next big role is in the action-comedy Stuber, which he stars in alongside his MCU colleague Karen Gillan, as well as Kumail Nanjiani. Some of his other upcoming roles include parts in Escape Plan 3, My Spy, Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Army of the Dead.
In other news about Dave Bautista, the actor has said he wants to play Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War movie. However, no casting announcements have been made.
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