WWE Legend Batista is one of those very professional wrestlers who have managed to establish themselves in Hollywood. He played an important role in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise and the next installment of the franchise is in the works.
Now, the popular film franchise’s writer and director, James Gunn, has revealed on social media that the film has wrapped the filming portion of production.
And it’s a movie about the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. I love these amazing cast and crew, their beautiful talent and kindness. I am one lucky human to have them with me for almost a decade. pic.twitter.com/oVQCIfJjuZ
—James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 7, 2022
As noted, former WWE Superstar and multiple-time World Champion Dave Bautista, better known as Batista, will be seen reprising his role as “The Destroyer” Drax in the film. According to his comments from past interviews, this third film in the series is likely his character’s last. He previously wanted a spin-off project for the character of Drax, but nothing materialized after discussions.
Meanwhile, James Gunn wrote the following to give an update on the film’s progress: “And it’s a Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy movie. I love these amazing cast and crew, their beautiful talent and kindness. I am one lucky human to have them with me for almost a decade.
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Batista is involved in several other Hollywood projects
Besides Batista, other main cast members in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise include Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldaña as Gamora, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, and Vin Diesel as Groot. All these names will be back in the next episode which is currently scheduled for release in 2023.
Batista spent April working on “Guardians,” which will release a Christmas special under the same name on Disney+ later this year. He will then go to Philadelphia to shoot the film “Knock at the Cabin” by M. Night Shyamalan, then a sequel to the film “Dune”, and a comedy of cop buddies with Jason Momoa. By taking to his instagram profile, he also revealed to be involved in the storyline of the “Knock At The Cabin” project.
Along with being involved in film projects, Batista also recently opened a new DC Society Ink tattoo studio in Tampa, Florida. He visited the store last month while taking a brief break from filming Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 in Atlanta, Georgia.