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The ‘My Spy’ trailer teams Dave Bautista with a witty kid

My Spy
Michael Gibson/STX
 

If you’re like me, you’re pumped for Sunday’s Wrestlemania 35 much like a football fan waits for the Super Bowl or a Republican waits for the Masters.

There’s a ton of reasons to be excited — three of the biggest stars to come out of the Women’s Revolution is are main-eventing Mania, Seth Rollins is facing down Brock Lesner (and we hope that Rollins finally takes the belt away from the dude), and there’ll be at least six hours of dope wrestling in between  — but the best thing about this ‘Mania is that Batista (or Dave Bautista, as he is professionally known now) will finally be returning to the ring to face down Triple H, in what is sure to be a pretty dope battle of wills between these two all-time greats.

Batista, who has been absent from the company while becoming a true-blue movie star in his own right, is also competing with Triple H on another front, as well, as the trailer for his latest project, the action-comedy My Spy, attests: Who can do the best goofy-ass kid-centric drama/comedy? We’re going to go ahead and give the advantage to Batista, given that, well, even the trailer for Triple H’s The Chaperone, released back in 2011, was a rough watch:

 
 

And now, here’s the trailer for My Spy, which looks to be about a thousand percent better than that movie. STX Films dropped the trailer for the movie on Thursday, having premiered it yesterday to the assembled crowds at CinemaCon. It looks actually kind of funny, and Lord knows we’ll watch anything that Batista does.

Take a look:

Here’s a short synopsis:

 
 

“‘My Spy’ follows JJ, a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.”

Batista has one hell of a year ahead of him: He’s co-starring once again in the newest Avengers film, and he’ll also be in the action-comedy Stuber alongside Kumail Nanjiani. We saw a test screening of that movie at SXSW, and though we can’t say much about it (we were embargoed!), Batista is, once again, very good in it. He’ll also be shooting Denis Villeneuve’s Dune this year as well, which is insane. So, good luck on Sunday, Dave. We’re rooting for you. 

My Spy hits theaters later this year.