Boss battles are an integral part of the James Bond film franchise; nearly every Bond movie has its resident tough guy, a seemingly insurmountable human obstacle that 007 must square off against. While our hero has faced many rogues, from Oddjob to Jaws, only a few have come truly iconic. Even fewer have returned for more than one James Bond film.
Dave Bautista, the former WWE star turned actor, currently playing the role of Drax the Destroyer in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” recently expressed interest rejoining the James Bond universe. When last we saw Bautista’s character, the all-but-unstoppable villain Mr. Hinx in 2015’s “Spectre,” Bond was tossing him from a moving train. While audiences assumed that’d be the last we’d see of “Spectre’s “resident tough-guy-henchman, the man behind the monster sees value in a return fight.
When talking at the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” European premiere to Metro.co.uk Bautista discussed the possibility of returning to the spy franchise, saying, “Yeah! Believe me we’re talking about it a lot. We’re waiting at home with our fingers crossed… We’re waiting for the news to see if Daniel will sign up for Bond 25, because then there’s a chance that Hinx will come back.”
Presently, it remains unclear about whether or not actor Daniel Craig will sign on for the twenty-fifth installment in the saga of everyone favorite secret agent.
Until then, you can watch Bautista defend the galaxy in Marvel’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens on May 5.