‘Bond 24’ is aiming to go old school with the inclusion of a huge villain like Jaws according to recent reports. The 007 franchise have always been famous for its villains, especially with the quintessential bigger than life bad guy simply known as jaws remaining a favourite among fans. Auric Goldfinger‘s personal bodyguard Oddjob is also one of our favorites, with his lethal steel rim bowler hat throwing technique. Producers of the new Bond are looking for a “physically imposing” henchman who is in the vein of Oddjob or Jaws, who will take on the role as the main assassin.
According to James Bond fansite MI6:
“Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6′ 2”
“Former sports athletes will be under consideration along with anyone ‘very unusual’. The character has the working name of ‘Hinx’ (which may change before shooting starts) and is said to be between 30 and 45 years old.”
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It will be interesting to see what the studio will come up with for the spec of the villain. Richard Kiel’s Jaws was a towering 7’2″ giant with a mouthful of metal teeth that could chew through almost anything. The new intimidating henchman should also have an interesting feature or skill to capture the nostalgic mystery of the ultimate bond villains. We are very excited to see what the final character will look like, which also leaves us with one big question and perhaps the most important one….who will they cast as the iconic henchman?
In other news, the cast and crew for ‘Bond 24’ is rumored to be heading to Obertilliach in Austria to film winter action scenes in January. Sam Mendes is back behind the lens for a release date set on November 6, 2015. Production for the twenty-fourth James Bond film has been delayed by a couple of months. The film was supposed to go into production later this year, but the screenplay drafted by Oscar-nominated John Logan will receive the old polish treatment from longtime 007 movie writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.