Dave Bautista Bane
Dave Bautista Bane

Fans believe Dave Bautista may have been cast as Bane in The Batman after the actor teased a meeting with Warner Bros.

Monday evening, Bautista took to Twitter to share a picture of himself with the logo for Warner Brothers, something that appears to be inside an office or board room of sorts. Needless to say, DC Comics fans instantly flooded the actor’s mentions with their theories. The prevailing theory amongst fans seems to be the fact they think he could be playing Bane in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman.

“Bane. Smart, strategic, and deadly Bane. Please,” @_ScottHawkes tweeted.

“Confirmed: @DaveBautista is Bane lol,” @OscarOviesHaha added.

“Bane 100% Please but till [sic] some drax please,” @MC4266 said.

Full plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.

Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Jayme Lawson as Bella, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard. Recently, Colin Farrell was reportedly in talks to play the Penguin.

The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.