We reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com through a report on Latino-Review.com that Batista is rumored to play the role of Hinx in the upcoming Bond 24 film. WWE has picked up on the rumor and filed a report here on dot com.
They don't name a source but state "through unconfirmed reports," Batista is in negations to star as Hinx. Below is an excerpt from their coverage:
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.
If rumblings are true, it would be the second major role for The Animal who recently starred as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the highest grossing film of 2014.
Batista's WWE future has been a hot topic since he left last summer to do media for Guardians of the Galaxy. When he left, he wasn't happy with how he had been booked and some were wondering if he would come back at all. Batista himself has said that he would like to return but with more creative control.