On Friday (July 31), the Guardians of the Galaxy actor responded to a fan on Twitter who asked if there was any truth in the rumour.
"Unfortunately it's not [happening]. Tried my best," Bautista tweeted back in response, along with a shrugging emoji.
Fans were first led to believe that the former WWE star was in line to play the jacked up, masked villain after he shared a picture of himself at the Warner Bros lot in December. He captioned the image: "It won't come to you so get after it!! #DreamChaser."
It's currently unclear if Bane will even be making an appearance in The Batman, with Riddler, Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and Catwoman being the only confirmed villains for the film so far (if you want to class anti-hero Catwoman as a villain).
Alongside Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight, we know that Zoë Kravitz will be playing Catwoman, while John Turturro will take on the role of crime boss Carmine Falcone. Colin Farrell will play Penguin and Paul Dano will embody the Riddler.
The Batman is now scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021.
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