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Not many specifics are known about Spectre to begin with, but we know even less about Mr. Hinx. Guardians of the Galaxy star and ex-WWE wrestler Dave Bautista portrays the new James Bond movie character, and he was still vague when I spoke to him on the Mexico set of the film. However, he was able to reveal a few tidbits, including his conjecture that he’s unlike anything we’ve seen before from a Bond character.
Based solely on the look — we’ve seen brief hints of the character in behind-the-scenes videos, trailers, and movie stills — I half-expected him to whip out a killer bowler hat. Not to mention, there’s also the name, Mr. Hinx, that emotes classic Bond villainy. We've also seen previews where he's strangling 007, so he can't be a good guy. Bautista said,
Much like Lea Seydoux, who plays a character named Madeliene Swann, the actor couldn’t reveal many details. But here’s what he could say,
Dave Bautista certainly looks the part. Aside from his past as a WWE fighter, he also featured as physically menacing characters in The Man With the Iron Fists and James Gunn’s sci-fi space opera for Marvel. As he explained,
Watch a clip from our video interview with Bautista below.
Spectre picks up after the events of Skyfall with Daniel Craig’s 007 on a mission in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead celebrations. An explosive scene, which involves Stephanie Sigman’s mysterious Bond girl addition and a helicopter fight scene, will kick off the film but Bond is on a mission of his own. Craig is joined by Monica Belluci, Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris.
Spectre will hit theaters on November 6.