There’s no doubt that Dave Bautista‘s acting career is on an upswing after he landed, and blew us all way as Drax in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s already scheduled to play the Assassin Mr. Hinx in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre opposite Daniel Craig. Now word is slowly making its way around the Internet that Bautista is about to join another beloved Sci-Fi franchise, Highlander, by taking on one of the series iconic villains in the reboot.


Clancy Brown, who is currently playing General Wade Eiling on The Flash, originally brought the character Kurgan to life in the first Highlander and set a high standard for villainy. Interesting note: Kurgan in Russian means a type of burial mound or barrow, heaped over a burial chamber, mounds of earth and stone raised over graves. That really describes the character well doesn’t it? Kurgan is certainly sitting atop a mound of dead mortals and immortals in the movie.

Now let’s take this with a grain of salt, mainly because it’s coming from Latino Review, which has had its run of misses lately. Although they did get Bautista’s role in Spectre correct so perhaps they are on target here as well.

Bautista is a good choice and deserves his shot, but wouldn’t Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, The Mountain from Game of Thrones also fit the part physically? Bautista has raised his game in the acting department and I hope he can pull a convincing and menacing Kurgan off. If Bautista, or whoever ends up with the Kurgan role falls flat, that will sink the entire movie no matter how good the rest is.

The reboot’s director Cedric Troyan gave this comment when the reboot was announced:

We have to find that younger emerging guy, and surround him with a strong Kurgan, and an actor who shines as Ramirez the way Connery did in that film.

Still no word on who will take the Conner McCleod or Ramirez roles, Ryan Reynolds was attached as McCleod, but dropped out when the Deadpool movie became a reality. Who do you think would fill those roles well?

I find myself wondering what music will be used, that Queen soundtrack was so fitting and powerful. Will they use those, or perhaps have a few of today’s artists do updates of those songs? Which would you prefer?


Via: Latino Review

Category: Film

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