Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista reveals he was turned down for Star Wars multiple times

Ever since he moved from professional wrestling to acting, Dave Bautista has appeared in some of the biggest franchises and geeky favourites, starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Bond film Spectre and Blade Runner 2049.

But there’s one franchise he tried to go for and didn’t get, the big daddy of them all… Star Wars.

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor revealed to Flickering Myth: “I’ve actually auditioned for a couple of Star Wars [movies] and they’ve turned me down.

“It was always a dream of mine to be in a Star Wars film.”

There’s always a chance Dave, it’s not as if there’s a lack of projects in the pipeline… A new trilogy from Rian Johnson, animated TV shows, stuff for Disney’s streaming service, whatever the Game of Thrones guys are working on, and possibly more anthology movies.

More Star Wars than you can shake a lightsaber at.

Although he’d jump at the chance, he did admit: “I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of the latest instalments.

“I particularly loved Rogue One. I thought it was a really great film and I love that they went a little bit dark with it. I thought it was really interesting.”

The star also reiterated his desire to play Marcus Fenix in a Gears of War movie, if it ever gets made.

Bautista will next be seen in Final Score, which casts him as a former soldier fighting to protect his niece in a football stadium that has been taken over by terrorists.

Final Score will be released on September 7 in the UK and September 14 in the US.

Meanwhile, Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on September 24 on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.

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