Dave Bautista Reveals His Next Movie Is A Surprising Sequel

Dave Bautista's next film is a sequel to one of his personal favorites, My Spy.

By Jonathan Klotz | Published

Chloe Coleman and Dave Bautista in My Spy

With James Gunn releasing the first slate of DC Universe films, and having publicly stated he wants to bring his Guardians of the Galaxy family over for his new films, it’s a bit surprising that Dave Bautista’s next film isn’t a superhero movie. According to Collider the star of the upcoming Knock at the Cabin is going to be working soon on a sequel to one of his own movies: My Spy 2. While fans of the former WWE Champion may be a bit shocked at this the decision to make the sequel was a no-brainer to Bautista.

“Well I’m definitely gonna do the sequel to My Spy, I know that for sure because we start later next month. So I’m off to South Africa to do that, which I’ve been pushing for a very long time because I love the first film.”

Dave Bautista on his next film

Released in 2020 during the initial wave of Covid, My Spy was an Amazon Original featuring Dave Bautista as a CIA agent blackmailed by a 9-year old girl into spending time with her and teaching her the tricks of the trade. Bautista’s pint-size co-star is Chloe Coleman and while filming together they bonded to the point that his Winnie the Pooh tattoo is a tribute to Coleman. The light-hearted comedy was a throwback to films like Kindergarten Cop, The Spy Next Door, and another Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel’s classic The Pacifier, despite what the PG-13 rating may make it seem like.

Joining Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman are Kristen Schaal, Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Greg Byrk, and Ali Hassan. My Spy was directed by Peter Segal, who also directed Tommy Boy, The Longest Yard, and Get Smart. At the moment, only Bautista and Coleman have been confirmed as returning, but it’s likely that Fitz-Henley, Schaal, and Jeong will reprise their roles from the first film.

My Spy never had a theatrical release after it missed the initial 2019 release and was delayed to 2020. Critics cite the film’s use of profanity as making it inappropriate for kids but at the same time the basic plot is too simplistic for teens and adults. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film is 48% fresh with an audience score of 38% from over 1,000 reviews, placing it above the similarly mismatched character comedy Stuber.

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Dave Bautista as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Though the response was middling and ultimately My Spy is considered an average film, at best, it holds a special place in Dave Bautista’s heart. The Hotel Artemis star admits that he’s been pushing for a sequel and since his role as a CIA operative doesn’t require hours and hours of make up, it’s much easier to film than a MCU film. Bautista has said that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be his last outing as Drax the Destroyer.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sees the team of outcasts journey to Rocket’s home planet, for a currently undisclosed reason, where they meet his old girlfriend and most importantly, Drax hits a child in the face with a ball. In addition to the Guardians, Will Poulter joins the MCU as Adam Warlock and Chukwudi Iwuji is the High Evolutionary, likely to be the big villain of the film and behind the horrific experiments that made Rocket who he is today. Dave Bautista may come back for Secret Wars but in true Marvel fashion he won’t admit it.