Dave Bautista Won’t Ever Play Bane, James Gunn Looking for ‘Younger Actors’ to Revamp DC Universe

Dave Bautista won’t be playing “Batman” villain Bane any time soon.The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star confirmed he’s not in the running to take on the character most recently played by Tom Hardy in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Bautista, who in 2021 courted Warner Bros.

for the role, cited new DC head James Gunn’s vision for younger stars to take on the superhero characters as part of the reason he is rescinding his Bane proposal.“You need to start to plan for the next 15 years, and I just don’t think you can do that with me,” the “Glass Onion” actor told Insider.

“And I understand that.

And, also, I have to say that I appreciate that because I don’t want to play a character that I can’t bring justice to it.

I don’t think at this point in my career that I can bring justice to Bane anymore.

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