Howdy ladies and gents, this is second part of my big news stories of the last few days, so today I want to talk about a smaller, yet still relevant story in the world of film. The following information comes from superherohype:
Back in August, the rumor broke that Sam Mendes’James Bond 24 was looking to cast an “iconic henchman.” Now, Latino-Review reports that role has been filled by none other than Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista!
“Whoever wins the role,” reported MI-6 in the initial rumor,“will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007 throughout the film and also a driving sequence. Former sports athletes will be under consideration along with anyone ‘very unusual’… The goal is to find the next Jaws or Oddjob – a henchman so different to anything that has gone before that they will become instantly iconic in the film series.”
The same report suggested that the character was going by the name (or codename) Hinx behind the scenes, but that that name could potentially change prior to production.
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are returning for the 24thBond installment, which will again be directed by Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce. Lea Seydoux is also reportedly joining the cast as a new femme fatale.
Still without an official title, Bond 24 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2015.
I came across this story a few days ago and I had to check it twice just to see if it was real or not and while there is no official word from Same Mendes or anyone at the studio about whether this is real or not, one can assume that it is more than just a rumour, and if so then WELL DONE Bautista (or Batista, the internet likes to change his name on different sites)! This guy has advanced so far in the last five years, but clearly he is making the right choices and being Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy has definitely helped raise his profile in the world of Hollywood and if he does become someone of villain status in the new Bond film then that would be awesome. Bautista definitely has the frame and look for a good villian, that being said if it requires acting, it is going to be a different story since Bautista is still learning, that and he has to follow up Javier Bardem’s Raoul Silva in Skyfall in 2012. Either way I can’t wait to see how he comes into play in this new film.
So what do you think of this news? Be sure to comment below and let me know! 😀