The "buddy cop" movie genre has produced some of the most memorable movies in cinema history. We're talking about the likes of Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys, among others. In recent years, we've seen films such as Stuber, Spenser Confidential, and Hobbs & Shaw take advantage of the very familiar formula, in order to entertain audiences from around the world.
Drax and Aquaman in a buddy cop movie? Sign us up!
Bautista's never been shy to let everyone know the kind of movies that he wants to do next. After starring in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead, the MCU star went on Twitter to try and pitch a Drax solo movie, which James Gunn later admitted he'd love to have the chance to do.
For his latest fantasy project, Bautista wants to do a buddy cop movie with Momoa. Both are set to face off in Season 2 of See. Although the upcoming season of the Momoa-led TV series marks the first time that these two will work together on either the small or big screen, Bautista has already expressed his interest in wanting to work together alongside the Aquaman star.
In fact, Bautista's time together with Momoa went so well that he pitched the idea along with a potential director in mind, David Leitch.
Just going to throw this out into the atmosphere and see what happens. Here we go… Me and Momoa in a Lethal Weapon type buddy cop movie directed by David Leitch. Ok! There it is. Now we wait.😬
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) August 19, 2021
Bautista's tweet gained enough traction to attract comments from David Dastmalchian, who most recently starred in The Suicide Squad. The prolific actor offered to play the role of the "creepy guy at the adult bookstore you have to rough up for intel on the location of some bad guys," which is a pretty accurate description of the kind of role that he usually plays and what usually happens in these types of movies.
With that said, we doubt that this movie will ever come to fruition. Both Bautista and Momoa are big stars in their own right and have busy schedules. Momoa is set to reprise his role as Aquaman in the upcoming DCEU superhero film sequel. Meanwhile, Bautista has multiple projects lined up, including a return to his now-iconic role of Drax in the MCU for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Now, if it does happen, you can pencil us in as fans already. Both Bautista and Momoa have proven that they are so much more their stereotypes. Even though it's easy to typecast them as big, muscled brutes, both have proven that they have the acting chops to take on other roles. Bautista and Momoa seem to have a knack for comedy as well, which should make a buddy cop movie starring the two of them quite an interesting prospect.
Plus, you could imagine that the type of pull they have could possibly entice someone like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to play as the antagonist. Not to mention that with billion-dollar director Leitch at the helm, a buddy cop movie with the two of them has some serious franchise potential.
Again, while this pairing is unlikely to happen, you can never know for sure. Who knows? Now that Bautista's planted the seeds, a studio exec might decide to pick the idea up and run with it.