‘Bond 24’ Looking to Cast a New, Iconic Henchman

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James Bond 24 will bring back the henchman

Who was the last memorable henchman in a James Bond film? I have to say it was probably Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye… right? Before her I would say Jaws (Richart Kiel) and Oddjob (Harold Sakata) are most memorable to me, but it most certainly has been a while since a Bond villain had a satisfying henchman to do his/her dirty work, but a new report from James Bond Radio suggest that may be changing with Bond 24.

The report says director Sam Mendes is looking to bring back the henchman with a character named Hinx, with the following character description, reportedly directly from the casting agency:

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.

With production set to begin in January for a November 6, 2015 release this very well could be reliable information and as of right now, the only information we really know about the project is Daniel Craig will be back as Bond, Ralph Fiennes is back as M and Naomie Harris returns as Moneypenny.

Other than that, MI6 reports snowy Obertilliach, Austria will serve as a location for the shoot for three days in January. Other than that, production will begin in December at Pinewood Studios and will run to June 2015.