Back in January of 2016 it was reported that Christoph Waltz could return to the 007 franchise for Bond 25 should Daniel Craig agree to another outing as the super spy, so with Craig now officially on board, does that mean we’ll be seeing another appearance from Ernst Stavro Blofeld?
Well, we might get to see Blofeld again, but apparently it won’t be Christoph Waltz in the role if we do, as the actor has told Talky Movie that: “No, I’m sorry. I’m really sad, but that’s the tradition, that there is a new name. Sorry. I would’ve liked to.”
Waltz is correct in that Blofeld has been portrayed by a different actor for every appearance he’s made in the Bond series, with Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas, Charles Gray and Max von Sydow all preceding him, and judging by his comments, it seems that is going to be the case with Bond 25 as well. Of course, given that Waltz also denied he was playing Blofeld right up to the release of Spectre, there’s also a chance he’s not being entirely truthful here too.
If Waltz is telling the truth and he’s vacated the role, who would you like to see taking on the part of 007’s arch-nemesis for Bond 25? Let us know in the comments below…