The Producers of Bond 24 have been planning on (re)introducing an iconic Bond villain in the mold of JAWS and ODDJOB. This news was known since the following casting breakdown was leaked few weeks ago:
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"
Now, the sources report that the role is to be helmed by none other than Dave Bautista, who we all know as Drax The Destroyer in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Not to mention, he is a professional wrestler.
You've seen how good Dave was in Guardians of the Galaxy, and now going for a Bond villain could certainly take him to the next level. Although, we are not sure what kind of look he is to receive in the movie but he certainly has the physicality to play an iconic Bond Villain. If things go right, our man Daniel Craig will have quite a hard time dancing with him (since it is said that the Hinx character is supposed to have several fight scenes with 007)
Bond 24 begins filming on December 6th, with Daniel Craig returning as James Bond, and Sam Mendes (Skyfall) returning to direct. Majority of the filming will take place in Pinewood Studios in England. Other filming locations for Bond 24 include Austria, Rome and (probably) Morocco.
Bond 24 will release on 6th November, 2015.