Dave Batista is one of many famous WWE wrestlers who have made it big in Hollywood. He has accomplished tremendous success in a very short amount of time, even though The Rock has been in the business for a long time. Following the completion of “The Last Showgirl,” he is preparing for a post-apocalyptic endeavor in his next feature picture.
“Afterburn,” a comic book series published by Red 5 Comics, will soon have a film adaptation starring two MCU Superstars. 55-year-old former wrestler will also have his part in this movie, playing an exciting role that suits his physique.
Batista to co-star with Samuel L. Jackson
Dave Batista was a major player during the Ruthless Aggression Era of WWE, which began in 2002. He became famous while wrestling for the Evolution stable and went on to great solo success. With two Royal Rumble victories under his belt, he is the record holder for most consecutive years as World Heavyweight Champion.
After relocating to Hollywood, Batista’s acting career took off, and his most recent blockbuster, “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3,” made $848.6 million worldwide. He just revealed that he would be appearing with Samuel L. Jackson in a brand-new action movie called “Afterburn.” Based on the Red 5 comic book, the film centers on two characters: Jackson’s Valentine and Batista’s ex-soldier Jake. Beginning in April, production will get underway in Europe under the direction of J.J. Perry.
According to Deadline, the movie story is shortly, “10 years after a solar flare has wiped out technology across the globe. Batista will play ex-soldier Jake, who works as a treasure hunter recovering valuable objects from the old world for powerful clients. His latest mission is to team with freedom fighter Drea to recover the Mona Lisa before an unhinged warlord gets there first.”
Batista’s last appearance in WWE
Although mastering the art of animal taming is no easy feat, “The Animal” Batista presented an unprecedented obstacle. There was a lot of drama in his early years on the road to WWE stardom, despite his intimidating presence now. WrestleMania 35 was Batista’s last bout in the WWE, and it was a No Holds Barred contest versus Triple H, his former Evolution partner.
Both guys risked their reputations in this match, which ultimately ended his wrestling career. Because of their ages and the match’s sluggish pace, however, critics gave it mixed reviews. The brutality of Triple H’s techniques, like removing Batista’s nose ring, demonstrated how intense the fight was. Triple H ended Batista’s wrestling career and solidified his status as a legend with the victory.
Batista declared his retirement after the bout, thus achieving his goal of ending his career in a confrontation with his buddy. Despite not being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021, he is still a potential candidate for a headline induction in the future.
Nevertheless, the budget for Bautista’s next film, “Afterburn” has not yet been revealed. What do you think the budget will be for this full-fledged action flick? Share your thoughts in the comment section.