Batista reigned as one of the top attractions for WWE for a long time and further transitioned into a successful star in Hollywood. Now, The Animal has set another goal for himself that he had in mind for a few years.

During recent interview with Screen Rant, Batista opened up about wanting to make his directorial debut in Hollywood by 2025. He mentioned being drawn to Indie dramas that can inspire people and emotional stories.

Moreover, the former World Heavyweight champion also revealed that he has an idea in place for his first film as a director and is actively looking for writers to pen down the story he has in mind.

“I’ve wanted to direct for years. For a while, I was looking for a project that I could direct because it’s got to be very contained. I’m not looking to be a blockbuster director. I want to direct what I like. As a fan, I really am drawn to indie dramas. I like inspiring stories. I like deep emotional stories. For years I looked for a script, the right one for me, and I finally just came up with my own idea. So now I’m searching for writers but I will. My plan is to sometime in 2025 direct my first film.”


Dave Batista had his retirement match in 2019, competing against his long-time rival, Triple H at WrestleMania 35 in a losing effort. Following that, he was announced as an inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020, but that did not come to fruition due to the global pandemic.

Furthermore, he has proven his credibility as an A-list actor, being a part of movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre. So it would be interesting to see how Batista emerges as a director as he plans to sit behind the camera for the first time next year.

Are you excited for Batista’s debut as a director? Sound off in the comments!

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