Christoph Waltz will reprise the role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the upcoming Cary Fukunaga-directed “Bond 25” which is currently in production.
British columnist Baz Bamingboyle has posted a report indicating Waltz has been spotted shooting scenes at Pinewood Studios for the new film and when a visitor spotted him Waltz insisted “You haven’t seen me”.
The Words Are Not Enough podcast was the first to indicate Waltz’s potential return back in April, but the confirmation has only just come through.
While Rami Malek’s character is the villain of the piece, Blofeld’s appearance is rumored to be more akin to Brian Cox’s Hannibal Lecter in “Manhunter” – a brief cameo in which Bond visits the incarcerated villain to get details about Malek’s bioterrorist bad guy.
In the new film, Bond is living a tranquil retirement life in Jamaica – one that’s interrupted when US agent Felix Leiter shows up and asks for help to rescue a kidnapped scientist which puts Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
The film will mark Craig’s fifth and final appearance as James Bond. Also back are Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix. Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Arma, David Dencik and Lashana Lynch also star.
Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the film which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It opens April 8th 2020.
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