Other Sport

WWE star to play 007 villain?

2014-10-14 09:43
Batista (File)
Cape Town - According to widespread reports, WWE superstar Batista has been cast as the villain in the next James Bond movie.

Dave Bautista, who wrestles under the name Batista, became a Hollywood star thanks to his role as Drax the Destroyer in the blockbuster box office hit, Guardians of the Galaxy.

The WWE website issued a statement as well, stating: Unconfirmed reports indicate that The Animal is in negotiations to star as the villain Hinx opposite Daniel Craig's 007 in the next installment of the legendary franchise. According to casting reports, the producers were looking for a physically imposing male with a unique look and a sports background - a description that fits Batista perfectly.

Sam Mendes' Bond 24 film is due to start filming in December this year and is aimed at an opening date of October 23, 2015 in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the USA.

Read more on:    wwe

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather v Conor 'The Notorious' McGregor ... who've you got in Saturday's mega fight?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.