AceShowbiz - "Spectre" new stills land online via Empire as part of the mag's James Bond issue. One picture gives the first look at "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Dave Bautista as the troublesome Mr. Hinx and the other shows a glimpse at "Blue Is the Warmest Color" actress Lea Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann.
"When I came over to meet [director] Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions," Dave recalls. "I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, 'Yes, he's a badass.' I said, 'Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?' He said, 'Very.' That's what I like about Mr. Hinx. He's very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I'm not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is."
Lea, meanwhile, says of her role, "I don't consider myself a Bond girl." She elaborates, "I think I'm not really the stereotyped Bond girl. I feel quite different. You can't be like, 'Oh, James.' You have to find something else. She's not a fighter, she's a doctor. She fights in another way."
The latest 007 movie will arrive in North America on November 6. Monica Bellucci is added to the cast ensemble. Daniel Craig is back reprising his role as the charismatic and charming titular agent, joining returning members like Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw who were introduced as the new M and Q in the previous "Skyfall".
In the sequel, James Bond is pitted against Ernst Blofeld and his evil organization. In a new behind-the-scenes footage, Mendes says of the agent, "He is on a mission from the very beginning - he is on the hunt, on the trail, of somebody. You don't know why, you don't know what he's doing there. That sense that something is up is also tied to a second part of a crucial story of Bond's childhood."