Dave Bautista Is Bringing Valiant's 'Eternal Warrior' To The Big Screen

While it must have been cool to play Drax as part of two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and then again as part of Avengers: Infinity War, Dave Bautista is ready to play a hero who gets the spotlight to himself. While answering a fan question, Bautista teased his lead role in Eternal Warrior, based on the Valiant Comics character central to their mythology.

Bautista said that he's "really excited" for the part, and they are working hard to get the script "fan-worthy". Since we don't know anything else about the film, including the people involved, we can't really speculate much more than that. What we do know is that Valiant is making power moves into the movie business, with Shadowman, Bloodshot (possibly starring Jared Leto), and Harbinger projects in the works. There's also an Archer & Armstrong film developing with Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) attached, and it's possible Eternal Warrior fits in with that since he is related to the Armstrong character.  Here's a description of the Eternal Warrior character:

Resurrected using a mysterious artifact after a battlefield death millennia ago, Gilad has become functionally immortal with two unexpected side effects. Firstly, he can be killed — it's just that he will come back to life afterwards, no matter how painful a process that might be. Secondly, across the centuries, he falls into the service of the Earth itself, defending the Geomancer, a being chosen by the planet to act as its champion in times of need. Needless to say, neither being the Geomancer nor their defender is an entirely easy — or un-dangerous — proposition. [THR]