Latino-Review.com reports that former WWE Champion Dave Batista is set to star as Hinx, the main henchman in the next James Bond movie. Hinx was described like this in a recent casting call:
“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.”
The WWE star fits that criteria and he’s also carrying quite the reputation from his performance in Guardians Of The Galaxy. The makers of Bond will look to capitalise on Batista’s fame and this role could prove to be a major benchmark in his burgeoning acting career. In some ways, starring in Bond is a much bigger deal than Drax in Guardians.
Where this leaves the WWE is unknown. Batista had been expected to return for a match at WrestleMania 31 in March. However, his acting career has really taken off since his role as Drax. He now has way more going for him in Hollywood than he does in the squared circle. Chances are he’ll put wrestling on hold to take this Bond role and court other film opportunities.
Bond 24 will begin filming on December 6th with Daniel Craig reprising the role of James Bond for the fourth time.