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Dave Bautista would like to remind you that Dave Bautista is not interested in the Fast and Furious franchise. He's said it before, and he's saying it again in his own inimitable way.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a Fast and Furious spinoff coming up next month called Hobbs & Shaw. John Cena announced that he has joined Fast and Furious 9. One fan put those ideas together and tweeted that The Rock and John Cena will probably get a Fast spinoff and Dave Bautista will play the villain.
Dave Bautista responded to that idea with vomit emojis and a polite reminder that this particular former WWE star would "rather do good films":
I want good roles. I don’t care about Fast and Furious or Bumblebee. ... That’s not the kind of stardom I want. ... I want to be in Dune. I want to work with Denis Villeneuve. I want to work with Sam Mendes and Jodie Foster. I want to work with Academy Award winners. I’m proud to be a character actor. I want that respect and credibility and education.
Big Dave has spoken! He knows he's been in bad movies, but that's the case for a lot of actors when they're starting out. Not everyone is lucky enough to start with an Oscar winner. Bautista has built an eclectic resume so far, but his most famous role is still Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. That role has taken him through four Marvel Cinematic Universe movies so far, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to come.
Dave (should we always call him Big Dave?) Bautista is never shy with his opinions and he was the most blunt and outspoken in defense of Guardians director James Gunn. It's refreshing when celebs are candid with their opinions, which is not always the case, especially when they want to protect their careers or "brands." Big Dave has successfully branded himself as someone who speaks his mind, so good for him. It may not help if he ever wants to work with anyone who previously made a Fast and Furious movie, but maybe they'll understand his point about moving forward in his acting career.