Fresh off a breakout performance as Drax in this summer’s blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista has landed another big role: one of the main villains in the next James Bond movie.
Bautista’s pro wrestling background and incredible size and strength certainly fit the bill for an ideal movie henchman/villain, and in Guardians he also proved that he can do deadpan humor surprisingly well. His ability to prattle on with the microphone in a wrestling ring should suit him equally well as a Bond villain, where one of the prerequisites is to have at least one, two-minute monologue.
While it’s unclear if Bautista will be the main villain or merely a brutish underling, he figures to have a prominent role and multiple fights with Daniel Craig either way. Invariably, you’ll have to come to terms with the implausibility of Craig (listed at 5’ 10”) beating Bautista (listed at 6’ 6”) in a fight.