Howdy ladies and gents, I return today will some more film news. A little while ago it was made known that Christoph Waltz would be rumored to be in the next James Bond film. Now there is a new bit of news relating to Waltz’s involvement in the film. The following information comes from superherohype:
Just two weeks after initially reporting that two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz would play the main antagonist in the upcoming Bond 24, The Daily Mail is back and reports that Waltz will play none other than James Bond’s nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Production is expected to begin on the sequel next month.
It was revealed over a year ago that MGM had settled with writer Kevin McClory regarding the rights to the Blofeld character and the infamous SPECTRE organization, which sparked rumors they could appear in future films, and now it appears that could be a reality. Blofeld has been heard or seen in six of the previous James Bond films and was previously played by Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas and Charles Gray.
Set for release on November 6, 2015, the Bond 24 will see Waltz join Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Dave Bautista. Sam Mendes returns to direct the film, which is produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
Okay, so I was already reported that Walt would be in this film, which already had my approval and now he’s set to play an iconic villain from the past? That’s pretty cool. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn’t exactly one of my favourite Bond villains and I’ve only seen him in You Only Live Twice, I’m more of Goldfinger, Jaws and Oddjob kind of guy. But the villain is classic and if you want to get a great actor to play him, Waltz is not a bad choice at all. Good stuff, if this proves to be official, then I’ll be super happy.
Anyways, how do you feel about this reported news? Whatever your thoughts are, be sure to leave them below, laters! 😀