For thirty years of his career Christoph Waltz mostly appeared in TV series’, until one Quentin Tarantino gave him the wonderful role of Colonel Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds. Waltz’ career has gone from strength to strength since, and has become one of the most recognizable and exciting actors on the planet. It now sounds like Waltz may have bagged the biggest role of his career so far.
Trusted Daily Mail reporter Baz Bamigboye Tweeted the following message about Waltz being cast in director Sam Mendez follow up to Skyfall, Bond 24:
#CHRISTOPHWALTZ SIGNS ON FOR BOND24.Shoots early December Mexico Morocco Austria Italy & London.
— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) November 13, 2014
While no official confirmation has been announced, sources say that this news is very likely to be true, and reports are claiming that Waltz will be playing the chief villain of the film. Waltz as a Bond villain is almost too good to be true!
Hopefully some confirmation will be released soon.
Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.
A casting call last month revealed that the filmmakers had an “iconic” baddie in the vein of Oddjob or Jaws in mind. Meanwhile, another rumor earlier this year indicated a “troubled” Scandinavian love interest for Bond — though the female lead will be a British woman.
Names confirmed to be joining Craig so far include Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris. Penélope Cruz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista and Chiwetel Ejiofor are among those who’ve been rumored.
SKYFALL™, the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.