Why Mr. Hinx Will Be Bond's Most Formidable Villain

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, 

You can make certain similarities to past Bond characters, but I think that Mr. Hinx is like no other Bond character you’ve seen before. 

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, 

Here’s the things that I share, and I think it’s okay that I share without, you know, Barbara Broccoli wanting to cut my head off. But, Mr. Hinx is, he’s very intelligence. He’s a badass. He’s physically — he’s a badass. He’s very well dressed. He has a very pleasant demeanor. He doesn’t have a care in the world. And…I think that’s about it. [Laughs]

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, 

I think that’s why I got the part. I think because they wanted [someone] who was physically menacing and was a badass, but at the same time didn’t have to walk around growling at everybody, you know, and didn’t come off like a big gorilla — which I may look like a big gorilla. [Laughs] But I think if you spend 10 seconds talking to me that you’ll figure out that I’m not. I don’t have the demeanor of a gorilla. I’m more of a gentle soul, in which I’d like to think, anyway. 

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.