While Dave Bautista may be preparing to say goodbye to his signature role as Drax the Destroyer in the MCU (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will be his last outing as the straight-shooting Kylosian he revealed recently), the wrestler turned actor’s career trajectory continues to climb with plenty more high-profile projects lined up. Perhaps he’s just fed up with having to go to work shirtless?
We’ll be seeing him as the leader of a crack group of zombie-mashing mercenaries in Zack Snyder’s Army of Dead on May 21st (check out the trailer below), and he’s now being reported as having joined the cast of Rian Johnson’s currently untitled Knives Out sequel, due to start filming in Greece this Summer.
The follow-up to the phenomenally successful 2019 mystery movie film will see the return of detective Benoit Blanc, as played by Daniel Craig, and a brand-new ensemble cast, of which Bautista is currently the only confirmed member.
The movie will be a Netflix Original following an unprecedented deal from the streaming giant which saw a $400m deal being struck for two Knives Out sequels back in early April. (Johnson is reported to have made an eye-watering $100m from the deal!)
Expect lots more news on the 2022 sequel and its even more mysterious follow-up as the casts are assembled.
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