One of the things that has arguably been missing from recent Bond movies has been a good henchman. In fact if you think about it that type of character hasn’t been around in Bond movies for a long time. Does Famke Jenssen’s super sexy Xenia count from GoldenEye?
Good news appears then, as casting calls are going out for a new villain sidekick, a henchman in other words.
Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6′ 2″. Whoever wins the role will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007 throughout the film and also a driving sequence. 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.
The sound of Craig mixing it up with a henchman is appealing. If he’s fighting the man several times throughout the movie, I am going to go ahead and guess that the henchman kicks his ass in the first encounter, then Bond will overcome and teach him a lesson (kill him) in the second encounter. That’s how good henchmen are developed. It may not quite tally with the Nolan era of gruel and realism porridge, but movies are supposed to entertain.