Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista to Star in “The Wrecking Crew” From “Blue Beetle” Director Ángel Manuel Soto
An epic team-up for the ages will take place when Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista join forces to star in Ángel Manuel Soto’s Wrecking Crew. Warrior creator Jonathan Tropper has penned the script, which Soto, fresh from helming DC Studios’ Blue Beetle, will direct. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that both Bautista and Momoa were in talks to co-star in the film before the actors’ strike began, while Tropper’s script came in and his deal closed before the writer’s strike began in June.
Details about The Wrecking Crew are slight—THR reports it’s a buddy comedy, which makes sense given the charisma of both Momoa and Bautista. Momoa is coming off playing Dante in Fast X, the charismatic antagonist trying to take down Vin Diesel and his crew, and has Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom coming out this December. Bautista recently put in his final performance as Drax in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the franchise that made him a star.
Soto’s Blue Beetle was the first live-action superhero film to be centered on a Latino character and the first to be created by Latino talent. His breakout hit was Charm City Kings, which we had the chance to chat with him about when it debuted on HBO Max in 2020. The Wrap was the first to report that Soto would be directing The Wrecking Crew.
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Featured image: L-r: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – MAY 13: Jason Momoa attends a FAST X Special New Zealand Fan Screening, hosted by Jason Momoa on May 13, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images for Universal Pictures); NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 30: Dave Bautista attends Universal Pictures’ “Knock At The Cabin” World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 30, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)