Christoph Waltz Could Be Set to Reprise Role in Bond 25

Brenda Watkins
July 15, 2019

Actor Christoph Waltz is all set to return as super-villain Blofeld in "Bond 25", reported Variety. When a visitor spotted him, Waltz insisted, "You haven't seen me".

The first time Christoph Waltz's return to James Bond was revealed came in April when The Playlist reporter Rodrigo Perez appeared on the 007 podcast The Words Are Not Enough and discussed the likelihood of his villain Blofeld being part of the proceedings. But Waltz' appearance could help connect Bond 25 to past 007 movies.

Joining Waltz, Seydoux and 007 himself, Daniel Craig, are fellow Spectre stars Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris, while Malek is joined by fellow franchise newcomers Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen and Dali Benssalah. For 1967's You Only Live Twice, the role was taken on by Donald Pleasence (who would go on to play Dr. Loomis in John Carpenter's horror masterpiece Halloween), and so menacing was his interpretation of the character that it would go on to influence a number of screen villains, from the straight-faced to the satirical, in its wake.

This installment finds Bond relaxing in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter (Wright) from the Central Intelligence Agency turns up asking for help.

Of course, he could have been playing it coy, just as he was when he was asked if he was playing Blofeld in Spectre before the film released. That'll lead Bond to suit back up and head off in pursuit of a new villain armed with unsafe technology.

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In the film, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.

The latest instalment is now being filmed in London and also has been in Italy, Jamaica and Norway.

But interestingly, director Cary Fukunaga failed to deny Blofeld's possible return in an interview past year after he was announced as the movie's new director (following the departure of Danny Boyle).

The film is scheduled for release in the U.K. through Universal on 3 April, 2020, and in the US through United Artists Releasing on 8 April, 2020.

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