Dave Bautista says he demanded to be the next Bane in a meeting with Warner Bros.

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Dave Bautista. Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP
  • Dave Bautista said he made it quite clear to Warner Bros. and DC that he wants to play Bane.

  • "They were a little like 'Woah, we're not even casting Bane.' I was like 'I don't care, I'm playing him.'"

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When Dave Bautista wants something, he goes all out to get it.

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star revealed at a recent appearance at JusticeCon (via Collider) that he has put Warner Bros. on notice that if they bring back the Batman villain, Bane, he wants to play him.

"I've made no secret about this," Bautista said. "I want to play Bane so bad I went to Warner Bros., had an appointment with them, had an appointment with DC, walked in the door and said, 'I want to play Bane.' I'm not kidding. They were a little like 'Woah, we're not even casting Bane.' I was like 'I don't care, I'm playing him.'"

Last time we saw the beefed-up villain on screen was in Christopher Nolan's 2012 "The Dark Knight Rises." Tom Hardy took on the role of the masked man who enjoys breaking the back of Batman, a role which Nolan said hasn't been "fully appreciated" yet.

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Tom Hardy as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises." Screenshot/YouTube

Bautista would certainly bring a very intimidating aspect to the character if Bane ever comes back around in the DC Universe.

Bautista also added that he would be game to play the alien mercenary Lobo if that character was ever offered.

In the meantime, he will play a mercenary taking on zombies in Netflix's "Army of the Dead." The new Zack Snyder movie will be available on the streamer beginning May 21.

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