He revealed this in a recent interview with Digital Spy, and his reasoning for choosing the Netflix film over the DC Comics one makes perfect sense.
To cut a long article short, it had to do with money.
He was offered a lead role in Snyder’s Army Of The Dead film, and the role he was offered in The Suicide Squad was only small.
It sounds like he was going to play one of the members of the Suicide Squad that died pretty much straight away.
Even though Bautista loves James Gunn and always wants to work with the director, he just couldn’t do both.
So, he ended up going for the role that would bring in more money for him, which makes sense to me.
Dave Bautista explains why he chose Army Of The Dead over The Suicide Squad
Here’s what Dave Bautista told Digital Spy about accepting the Army Of The Dead role over The Suicide Squad’s:
I had The Suicide Squad where I got to work with my boy again, even though it’s a smaller role, and then I had Army of the Dead on which I get to work with Zack, I get to build a relationship with Netflix, I get a lead role in a great film – and I get paid a lot more money. I had to call James, and I told him, ‘It breaks my heart, because as a friend, I want to be there with you, but professionally, this is the smart decision for me.’
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