Dave Bautista has reportedly signed on to play the villain in the upcoming James Bond film, a role previously described as an “iconic henchman.”

Dave Bautista To Play Hinx In Bond 24

Bautista is fresh off his breakout role as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and the former MMA fighter is apparently jumping onto another successful franchise.

In the Sam Mendes-directed Bond film, tentatively called Bond 24, Bautista is set to play Hinx, a henchman and assassin. Original casting document described the character as very physically fit, and revealed that the character would be engaging in several fights with James Bond, once again played by Daniel Craig.

Bautista has yet to confirm his involvement. Bond 24 is scheduled to begin shooting in December, and is set for a Nov. 6, 2015, release. In addition to Bautista’s casting, rumors suggest that Lea Seydoux has been cast as a new femme fatale.

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