Dave Bautista Joins James Bond 24!

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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 24th Bond 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.

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