Now, don’t get us wrong. It’s not that it’s a terrible movie, but many fans including us felt that it brings nothing new to the franchise. A Bond flick is, after all, only as good as its villain.
“Spectre” boasts a star-studded cast, with Daniel Craig returning to play one of the best Bond incarnations ever. The 2015 blockbuster also starred Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista as film’s main antagonists, joining Bond’s ever-growing rogue gallery.
Waltz played many iconic villain roles throughout his career, and yet “Spectre” reduced him to a pantomime villain and left a bad taste in our mouths. But since Waltz’s Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a longtime franchise villain, it is still possible for him to return to the next Bond film for a potentially better showdown with Bond.
The only problem is that no new Bond movie is in development yet.
Various sources close to MGM did, however, told The Mirror that Waltz is being eyed to return to star in the next 2 instalments of the Bond franchise. Rumour has it that he will only sign on to reprise his role if Craig will once again play the world’s greatest spy.
A source also said:
The important clincher of it is that Blofeld can only work with Daniel back in the role to keep continuity.
/FILM noted that The Mirror’s scoops may be flimsy, but the tabloid newspaper was previously right about some major casting fo “Spectre”. Only time will tell if the news that The Mirror reported is true.
For now, it is understood that Sony and MGM’s partnership is nearing its end. Sam Mendes, who helmed both “Skyfall and “Spectre”, told Deadline in an interview that he won’t return to the director’s chair.
Craig also expressed how much he disliked his character and in an interview with Time Out, he said that he would rather slash his wrists than doing another James Bond movie. Thus, getting him back on the franchise may prove to be a problem.
On the other hand, producer Michael G. Wilson is positive that they would get Craig for another Bond film even though the actor is no longer under contract for new Bond films.
So, would you like to see Craig and Waltz returning to star in a new Bond movie? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.