A while ago, star Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista use account Twitter personally to share the news that he and Jason Momoa will star/make a buddy cop movie which will have the same tone as the movie Lethal Weapon.
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
And now the news was confirmed by Jason Momoa when he did an interview at The Late Late Show with James Corden recently. When asked his thoughts on Dave Bautista’s film idea, the Aquaman star revealed that the former WWE wrestler actually contacted him earlier this week to discuss the project. He went on to confirm that they are currently working on developing the film, which has the potential to be set in Hawaii.
“I’m not even going to lie to you… I don’t use Twitter, but he texted me about four days ago, saying, ‘We need to make a buddy cop movie. We love each other — we met on See, we starred in Dune together, so I said, ‘Sure.’ And he said, ‘Let’s do it in Hawaii.’ I’m like going to do it, [saya] have an idea. So now we’re going to do it.”
As we know, Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista will soon appear in 2 big budget sci-fi projects, with the first being See Season 2 which will be showing on Apple TV+. Meanwhile, the second one is a remake Dune owned by Warner Bros. Pictures which is currently scheduled for release on October 22, 2021.
Bautista himself is no stranger to the buddy cop genre because he has previously appeared in action films such as Stuber in 2019 together with Kumail Nanjiani, and My Spy with Chloe Coleman last year. He will next appear in several highly anticipated films such as Thor: Love and Thunder from Marvel Studios, where he will reprise his role as Drax the Destroyer and in the film Knives Out 2.
While Momoa is currently in the project production process Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in London, which is again directed by James Wan. He recently starred Sweet Girl which is a Netflix action-thriller, and will be next seen in Francis Lawrence’s fantasy comedy adventure entitled Slumberland.