Any fans who’ve been waiting for Dave Bautista to appear in a “Fast and Furious” film will have to keep on waiting.
The retired WWE superstar has spoken out recently about his ambitions of becoming a legitimate actor and not just a big-screen action hero, and emphasized that point when responding to a fan tweet hoping that fellow WWE alums Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena “will get a ‘Fast and Furious’ spin off also and @DaveBautista will Be the villain.”
Bautista, 50, responded with a sarcastic “thank you for your consideration,” flanked by emojis of a green sick face and a puking face, adding the hashtag, #idratherdogoodfilms.
Another Twitter user took exception to Bautista’s characterization of the “Fast and Furious” films, describing them as “among the most enjoyable movies of the past decade.”
While Bautista didn’t agree, he did express his appreciation for “keeping it positive,” adding, “I totally respect your opinion.”
When another Twitter user pointed to Bautista’s role in opposite Sylvester Stallone in the critically reviled “Escape Plan 2: Hades” (boasting a Rotten Tomatoes rating of just nine per cent), he felt the need to clarify.
“Big Dave didn’t state that he’s never done a bad film,” he responded, referring to himself in the third person.
“But I did them for particular reasons that helped build an ‘acting’ career,” he added. “And I got to work with Sly so in your face with that! You’re dismissed!”
In a recent interview, the “Stuber” star says he’s striving to become a better actor and build an impressive body of onscreen work.
“I want good roles. I don’t care about ‘Fast and Furious’ or ‘Bumblebee’. That’s not the kind of stardom I want,” he declared.
“I want to be in ‘Dune’,” he added. “I want to work with Denis Villeneuve. I want to work with Sam Mendes and Jodie Foster. I want to work with Academy Award winners. I’m proud to be a character actor. I want that respect and credibility and education.”