Batista comments on his role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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Batista comments on his role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

When we approach the WWE to the world of cinema and Hollywood we always think of John Cena and, above all, of The Rock, but we often forget about another great former world champion who made this transition flawlessly: we are talking about Batista.

The Animal enjoyed moderate success on the big screen after ditching the role as a full-time wrestler and achieved world fame with a role in the Guardian of the Galaxy saga. Batista recently took part in the recording of a new Netflix movie, entitled "Army of the Dead", but to fulfill that commitment he had to turn down another big role in the new Suicide Squad movie.

The former wrestler explained what convinced him to make this difficult decision in an interview for Digital Spy: "James Gunn proposed me a role for Suicide Squad, which made me very happy, also because he is doing his great.

returned to the project and was recently hired by Marvel. I was ready to participate but then I chose Army of the Dead, not only because it is my first leading role, but also because in this way I have the opportunity to work with Zack Snyder, with whom I have been trying to work for years."

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Batista then explained that another determining factor in his decision was the presence of Netflix in the project: "I felt very sorry for Gunn, who is a friend.

It was almost made for Suicide Squad but now I have my starring role, I can start building a collaboration with Netflix, which I have wanted for a long time, and I get paid a lot more. I called James Gunn to explain the situation and he understood."

"Army of the Dead" will be released by Netflix on Friday, May 14th. As for his wrestling career, Batista fought his retirement match at WrestleMania 35 against Triple H in a No Holds Barred Match, in a match that also involved his mentor Ric Flair.

He was originally supposed to be inducted into the 2020 Class of the WWE Hall of Fame, but that didn't happen due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The Animal had to forgo his induction into the Ark of Glory again this year due to other engagements and WWE has advertised him joining the HOF for a future WrestleMania weekend.

While Batista did state that he would stop portraying Drax, he did not mention whether he would move on or stay as an actor. Batista's last WWE match was at WrestleMania 35 against Triple H in a brutal No Holds Barred contest.

The Game emerged as the winner and the following day, Batista announced his retirement from wrestling and thanked the WWE Universe. What are your thoughts on Batista quitting his role as Drax? And where do you think Dave will go next?