The also asked "The Animal" about his discussions prior to taking on the part of Mr. Hinx in "Spectre."
"When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions," says the erstwhile Galaxy Guardian. "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."This works for me because you know that's pretty much what Batista was throughout his WWE tenure. It especially reminds me of the angle that made him a star when he broke from Evolution and feuded with Triple H. After seeing "Guardians of the Galaxy" I am even more confident that Big 'Tist has what it takes to pull this off.
As an aside, I found the Empire story above via Punch Drunk Critics via DOT NET.