on reddit, u/litbacode4 posted an image of Dave Batista and said the actor would make the perfect Sparky-Sparky Boom Man, an in-universe joke aimed at Combustion Man. Others also felt the same way, you / Angoryan44 saying: “[It’s] so supernatural that it looks like they designed CM with [Bautista] in the mind.” U/ikhalid1418 suggested WWE wrestler Kane could make a great Burning Man, while you / beifong flying boar responded, “Still, Combustion Man is really pumped up. Kane is a complete piece of a man, but he’s the kind of big guy who’s pretty consistently big all around and doesn’t look very well built despite the dude being able to choke a small car. Bautista has the same bull neck effect as Sparky Sparky Boomman.”
However, fans on Reddit aren’t the only ones who think Batista could be the perfect Burning Man on Netflix’s live show. Avatar: The Last Podcasters also announced their support for casting on Twitter. Given that Collider confirmed that filming for Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix ended around June 22, 2022, as well as the cast list on IMDbIt looks like the actor has yet to be cast as Burning Man. This means that perhaps if enough fans demand that Batista become a terrifying killer, it could happen. He certainly looks the part, and as Batista showed in Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s more than capable of playing a stoic and exceptionally focused man.