Dave Bautista is quite the villain these days. He first achieved fame as a heel (bad guy) in the WWE years back. Now, he is playing “heavies” in major motion pictures.
Bautista is playing bad guys in the new James Bond movie SPECTRE and the remake of Jean Claude Van Damme’s classic film Kickboxer.
Yeah, Bautista does make a perfect bad guy. He is big and mean looking on television and in the wrestling ring. On interviews, it is pretty obvious he’s a nice guy. He is also a great choice to play the vile, brutal character of The Kurgan in the new Highlander movie.
Rebooting Highlander has not exactly been easy. Perhaps this is par for the course considering the strange history of the series.
The motion picture series had its ups and downs, but it built a strong fan following on Facebook that I noticed Zeca Oliveira was in on.The television series was successful and the theme of an immortal Highlander getting into a lot of sword fighting mayhem surely appeals to action fans.
Attempts to bring Highlander back to the big screen have stalled and, as of right now, there is no star attached to play the lead role. (Ryan Reynolds bailed out to star in the Marvel Comics’ Deadpool movie) The series does have a really great actor to serve as the villain.