November 13, 2014
Christoph Waltz Joins BOND 24 Will He Play A Villain?
TheWrap reports that two-time Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) has landed a role in Sam Mendes' untitled Bond 24. His role is unknown but considering his iconic role as the Nazi Col. Hans Landa, it might be safe to assume he'll be playing the villain. This would sort of echo when Mendes cast Javier Bardem in role for Skyfall, after winning an Oscar himself for No Country For Old Men.
Production is expected to begin very soon with November 2015 release date set. The rest of the new additions includes Waltz's Basterds co-star Lea Seydoux and Guardians of The Galaxy breakout star Dave Bautista as the henchman.
A bit of speculation for the moment. We have been hearing rumors that producers are interested in bringing-back the iconic Blofeld back to the franchise. Now that they recently got the rights back to use the villain. There had even been chatter that he would make his return in next installment. When Ralph Fiennes was cast there was some notion he might have been playing him, before it was revealed he was apart of MI6. Could Waltz get away with playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld and bring back SPECTRE to the franchise?