LOS ANGELES: Former WWE wrestler and rising Hollywood star Dave Bautista has reportedly joining James Bond family in his role as a villain.
As Mr Hinx in “Spectre,” the latest adventure of the unflappable 007 due out in Britain next week, Bautista has shown interest in playing the British spy.
There is also Spain’s Javier Bardem as a twisted cyberterrorist in “Skyfall” (2012) and Denmark’s Mads Mikkelsen as crime lord Le Chiffre in “Casino Royale” (2006).
Bautista, 46, hopes to add his Mr Hinx to the list.
He says the experience of filming a Bond movie “on top of a mountain in Austria” was a dramatic turnaround from his rough-and-tumble childhood in “the worst streets of Washington,” where he had become a car thief by age 13.
It “feels like you’re in a dream,” Bautista told AFP in an interview, adding that Bond is “like the ultimate superhero, but real.”
Bautista’s Mr Hinx works for the shadowy criminal group SPECTRE — the acronym for Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.