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. 

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