Bond villain casting alert! Is that a thing? It should be. Bond villains are awesome, especially the ridiculous henchman, but we really haven’t had that iconic henchman show up since Craig took over. You know, an Oddjob or Jaws. Dave Bautista is set to change that as he’s been cast as Hinx, who henchman with a major role in Bond 24.
He fits the bill of what the producers were looking for for sure: “We are looking to follow in the tradition of JAWS and ODDJOB in finding an iconic baddy. Ideally over 6 foot 2 inches. 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.”
Basically they’re saying we are looking for Dave Bautista. I’d be incredibly wary about a professional wrestler hopping into a Craig Bond film, but Bautista proved he’s got some awesome skills in Guardians of the Galaxy so I’m more than excited to see him dive into Bond.[via Latino Review]