Deontay Wilder poses for the trailer while he waits for the acting debut

First Gene, now Deontay! Heavyweight boxer Wilder pictured in trailer while he waits for acting debut prior to potential rematch with Tyson Fury

  • Wilder revealed for Tyson Fury fights that his true passion was acting
  • Now the bronze bomber is looking forward to realize these ambitions for the big screen in 2019
  • Wilder teased his Instagram followers with news about an exciting acting project
  • American hunter looked happy on a hot set, but did not give much away
  • Potential rematch with Fury for the heavyweight belt would be a highlight in 2019

Adam Shergold for MailOnline

It was on the eve of his heavyweight confrontation with Tyson Fury that Deontay Wilder revealed that his true passion was in life outside the boxing ring.

And now it seems that the American is taking steps to fulfill his acting ambitions in 2019.

The Bronze Bomber placed a few Instagram snaps of himself outside and in a trailer on a film set, which showed that an exciting project is in the pipeline.

Whether he will become as famous as his movie star, namesake Gene, who is in Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory among many others – remains to be seen.

Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder poses for his trailer when he reveals that 2019 will realize his acting ambitions

Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder poses for his trailer when he reveals that 2019 will realize his acting ambitions

Wilder looked excited to take steps to his & # 39; passion & # 39; of acting

Wilder looked excited to take steps to his & # 39; passion & # 39; of acting

Wilder looked excited to take steps to his & # 39; passion & # 39; of acting

Deontay's namesake Gene Wilder can be seen in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971

Deontay's namesake Gene Wilder can be seen in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971

Deontay's namesake Gene Wilder can be seen in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971

Without leaving the precise details, Wilder wrote: "God has blessed me to be able to do something else that I am very enthusiastic about and that is acting."

He added: & # 39; 2019 – Big things poppin. Wait until you see the Champ in Lights, Camera, Action. & # 39;

Wilder looked happy to get the chance to follow another of his dreams, as revealed in an interview for his exciting draw with Fury in Los Angeles last month.

& # 39; That's the day I watch, when I'm done I want to watch TV … my real passion is acting, & # 39; said Wilder to Luc Belaire, as part of their & # 39; Self Made Tastes Better Campaign & # 39; season 2 episode 1.

I've always done the church games and stuff like that, they always gave me the long scripts and I remember going into the bathroom and repeating my rules for a few hours.

A potential heavyweight rematch between Wilder and Tyson Fury is on the map this year

A potential heavyweight rematch between Wilder and Tyson Fury is on the map this year

A potential heavyweight rematch between Wilder and Tyson Fury is on the map this year

The Bronze Bomber after his bruises and controversial draw last month with Fury

The Bronze Bomber after his bruises and controversial draw last month with Fury

The Bronze Bomber after his bruises and controversial draw last month with Fury

Every rematch between Wilder and Fury would prove to be a lucrative spectacle for both hunters

Every rematch between Wilder and Fury would prove to be a lucrative spectacle for both hunters

Every rematch between Wilder and Fury would prove to be a lucrative spectacle for both hunters

Fury climbed the canvas twice during an extraordinary fight in Los Angeles last month

Fury climbed the canvas twice during an extraordinary fight in Los Angeles last month

Fury climbed the canvas twice during an extraordinary fight in Los Angeles last month

I wanted to be perfect in acting and the lines that I can not remember, I make them my own style and it always works because I am myself.

& # 39; I like to take the script and what I can not remember, I get character. If you go from Deontay to the bronze bomber, you have to know how to get into the picture. & # 39;

Back in the ring is a rematch with Fury on the cards for 2019 with both camps ready to open negotiations about what would be a lucrative spectacle.

Fury is back at the gym in Marbella while he is preparing for a possible defining 12 months in his career.

The former unified champion climbed the cloth twice against WBC King Wilder last month, with the fight ending in a controversial draw.

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