Just a few weeks ago, the following casting breakdown leaked and stated that Bond 24 producers were looking for an iconic Bond villain in the mold of JAWS and ODDJOB.
We are looking to follow in the tradition of JAWS and ODDJOB in finding an iconic baddy.
“Hinx (Male, 30 – 45)”
“Ideally over 6? 2?. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background.”
“Height: 180cm – 195cm"
Seems like the found their guy because according to sources, Dave Bautista, mega hot off his career making role as Drax The Destroyer in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, has bagged the role of HINX in the upcoming Bond 24!
Very cool news and couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Dave was one of the best things about Guardians Of The Galaxy. Bond is in for quite the challenge because Dave certainly has the physicality they're looking for and then some.
Bond 24 will begin filming on Dec 6th, with actor Daniel Craig reprising the role of James Bond for the fourth time. Director Sam Mendes, who was at the helm of the last installment, Skyfall, will be returning for the new film as well. Pinewood Studios in England will host the majority of the filming for Bond 24, though additional work will be done in Austria, Rome and possibly Morocco.
SOURCE: THE BIG GAME HUNTER