Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to become so big, there is a very good chance that we will see Batista portraying Drax outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series. Rumors coming out of Hollywood have him in negotiations with the studios to make a possible appearance in the third series of the Avengers movie. Some are even stating that he might make a brief cameo in the second one this summer.
March 22, 2015
Some rumors will never die, it seems. As the latest guest of Jim Ross on his podcast show, Melina was asked to address the issue once again. She stated that she was in a relationship with John Morrison for approximately eleven years. It was revealed that the two of them broke up because of rumors that she had cheated on Morrison with Batista, whom she stated was merely a friend backstage who stood up for her when others ridiculed her.
March 13, 2015
While his foray into Hollywood is not going anywhere near as fast as the paths taken by Batista and The Rock, Shad Gaspard is getting some love from the entertainment industry. In addition to playing some minor roles in lesser known movies, the former WWE star can be currently seen in AutoZone commercials. In it, he plays a professional wrestler. He and his tag team partner show up to take on two regular guys.
March 2, 2015
The rumors have now been confirmed. Batista has been officially cast for the new Highlander movie being made. He will star as a character named The Kurgan. The former WWE star is actually the first person on the cast to be officially confirmed. No word yet on when the film will start shooting, but the 46 year old is currently doing the latest James Bond movie. With that busy of a schedule, do not expect to see another return to wrestling yet.
February 21, 2015
When it comes to Batista, the majority of people in the industry have ruled out his potential return to WWE. Management, though, still has faith that he will do another comeback down the road. When he left last year, he left the door open and has never publicly stated that he was done with wrestling. With his star power in Hollywood growing more and more by the day, management feels that money spent on him would be well worth it.
February 14, 2015
A new Highlander movie is being made, and a former WWE star might be cast in a big role. Reports have surfaced that Batista is one of the candidates to portray The Kurgan. Producers are looking for someone that is strong and physically imposing. The former world heavyweight champion fits the bill, and since he found a good amount of success with Guardians of the Galaxy, he will more than likely always be a candidate for these roles.
February 12, 2015
Since he has been starring in blockbuster films like Guardians of the Galaxy and globetrotting as a promoter, a lot of fans are under the assumption that Batista no longer has any ties to WWE. He apparently still has contractual ties to the company. The former world heavyweight champion is reportedly still under contract to the promotion. However, management is not forcing the issue because they like that he is building his name value.
February 6, 2015
While the company would love for him to come back now that his marketing value as at an all time high, there have been very little discussions backstage in WWE about the potential return of Batista. A big reason for that is because he has four movies coming out there year, and he is currently busy filming two of the bigger ones as we speak. The former world heavyweight champion is also going to be busy promoting the new James Bond movie.
January 23, 2015
While he is no longer with WWE and has no plans to return anytime soon, Batista still has loyalty towards friends who are still in the industry. Through social media, he posted an article that wondered why Titus O'Neil was not being given more of a chance by management. The former world heavyweight champion had been campaigning for a good period of time for O'Neil to get a big push. He's not as vocal, but he still wants to see it happen.
December 20, 2014