Batista at the Movies – Bond, “Heist” preview, next movie shoot, “Kickboxer” first look

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Former WWE star Dave Bautista is suddenly one of the hottest action movie stars in Hollywood. Bautista has as many irons in the fire as “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson and now has two blockbusters on his resume – “Guardians of the Galaxy” in 2014 and the latest James Bond movie “Spectre” out this weekend.

“Guardians” was the launching point for Bautista, who then found himself opposite Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond movie playing Mr. Hinx. But, it doesn’t stop there.

In other Bautista movie news…

A movie clip has been released for Bautista and MMA fighter Gina Carano in “Heist,” which is due out next weekend. The movie also stars Robert De Niro. (

– Bautista’s next movie shoot is “Bushwick,” which is scheduled to begin production next month in New York. Bautista stars as “a war vet who helps (female co-star Brittany Snow) cross the five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, invading forces, and one crazy cousin – to get home and be reunited with her grandmother. Details on the movie project were released ths week at the American Film Market in California. (Hollywood Reporter)

– The first look is out on “Kickboxer Vengeance” starring Bautista as Tong Po. The re-make of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 movie is scheduled for release in 2016. (Photo Gallery)

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