Star Wars rumor: Darth Bane may be played by Dave Bautista


Dave Bautista is rumored to play Darth Bane in Disney’s an upcoming Star Wars TV show, potentially bringing the iconic Sith to the screen.

Disney might looking to cast Darth Bane for an upcoming Star Wars television show that is in the early stages of production, according to rumors.

While nothing has been confirmed, We Got This Covered reported this rumor from a source close to the production. Details are scarce, but the rumor is that a series would focus on Darth Bane being the last surviving Sith from the epic Jedi/Sith war, centuries prior to the events of The Phantom Menace.

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If this rumor proves to be true, this would be the first time we’ve seen this era covered on screen. However, it would not be the first time we’ve seen Darth Bane, as he has already been established in the new Disney canon via an appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars where he was voiced by none other than Mark Hamill.

This concept may actually have been in the works for far longer than many might have expected, as way back in January of 2016, Dave Bautista actually tweeted that he “would play Darth Bane at the local dinner theater” when asked about it on Twitter.

The rumored backstory of Bane being the last surviving Sith following a cataclysmic event bears a striking semblance to the backstory of Dave Bautista’s other most prominent movie  in Guardians of the Galaxy. There, Bautista plays Drax, who is out for vengeance after his family was killed by Thanos.

It seems that Bautista might have been pegged as the go-to actor for tragic, lonesome characters with a singular purpose.

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What do you think of Bautista taking on the role of Darth Bane? Would you watch a show like this?