Once a villain, always a villain.
“Django Unchained” actor Christoph Waltz can never grow out of his villainous role as the actor has reportedly signed on the upcoming “James Bond” film for a “significant” role. But just how significant is it, really? The Daily Mail reported that it’s “a complex one.”
Following the announcement that an untitled Bond 24 movie is in the works, speculations ran wild about the film’s leading roles including the main antagonist and the new Bond girl. British actor Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond in the the film and he has also contracted to make his fifth appearance in an untitled Bond 25 movie.
Bond 24 is the follow-up to “Skyfall” and Sam Mendes will return to direct the film. John Logan, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade are returning to pen the script for the film as well. Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, and Ralph Fiennes are expected to return to reprise their respective roles while “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista is said to be playing Bond’s henchman.
As for the female fatale, it was recently announced that French actress Lea Seydoux has been cast as the new Bond girl.
However, there had been numerous talks about the actors that will join the film for a villainous role. It was reported that “12 Years A Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor was the top choice to play the villain and was in various stages of discussions to close the deal. Kevin Spacey is also rumored to play the villain but the actor himself had denied the rumors.
Before speculations ran wild again, The Daily Mail broke the news the multi-award winning actor Christoph Waltz has joined the cast of the “James Bond” franchise to play an “extremely cunning” role, “a nemesis of sorts”. By dropping the word “nemesis”, we are guessing that Daniel Craig’s Bond might have already known Waltz’s character for a long time.
But is Christoph Waltz playing a baddie role again? The Daily Mail was told by various sources that his part is hard to tell because he might not be the baddie and he could be a friend or a foe to James Bond. Thus, only time will tell.
No further details were provided about his role. The actor is also set to appear in “Horrible Bosses 2” and Tim Burton‘s “Big Eyes” with Amy Adams. The untitled Bond 24 movie will begin shooting early next month at various locations including Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy, and London, per Bamigboye.
The film is slated for release on November 6, 2015.