It's hard not to get excited when the name Christoph Waltz is tossed in the mix for a film role. He steals almost every scene he is in and makes most productions better with the incredible characters he brings to life. Now it appears he may join the most famous spy franchise with "Bond 24".
It's being reported that Waltz has joined the upcoming Sam Mendes film in an unspecified role. It is being noted that he will be playing a "nemesis of sorts", which could mean he will play the main villain or perhaps just a side antagonist character. Now that the news has dropped, I would imagine we'll have a confirmation on this matter sooner than later.
Having shined in both Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained" as an antagonist, both of which won him Academy Awards, it's not a stretch of the imagination to know he would deliver us a fantastic Bond villain. He will also next been seen as a baddie in "Horrible Bosses 2". "Big Eyes" and "Tarzan" and despite the film receiving subpar reviews, he was also a great villain in "Water for Elephants" as well. Waltz is perhaps becoming pigeonholed as the bad guy but he doesn't just play the twirling mustache evil-type and adds real dimension and depth to each role.
Daniel Craig is returning as the super spy in the next installment, along with some other familiar faces like Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris. The lovely Lea Seydoux has joined the production in an unspecified role as well.
Chiwetel Ejiofor has also been rumored to play a villain in the upcoming film. We are unsure at this time if he will still be in the film in some way or if that won't pan out. Javier Bardem portrayed the last terrifying Bond villain in Mendes' "Skyfall". He is certainly no easy act to follow but Waltz has the chops and the charisma, so if he will indeed step back into the shoes of the antagonist, he will undoubtedly do a great job.
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"Bond 24" will hit AMC Theatres on November 6th, 2015
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