A few months ago, Austrian-born actor and Tarantino-collaborator Christoph Waltz turned his menacing charm to the most famous of villains of one of the world’s most famous franchises. I am of course talking about his role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the 24th James Bond film Spectre. Although Spectre received mixed reviews, Waltz was very memorable despite not getting as much screen time as his character deserved.
Despite Daniel Craig‘s career as Bond being wrapped up nicely by the end of the film and leaving the door open for a successor, Waltz has claimed that he would be welcoming of an opportunity to reprise his character for 2 more films, but only if Craig does so himself. However it seems unlikely that Craig would return as Bond because of comments he made pre-release where he said that he was done with the franchise.
Although it would be a shame to waste such a fantastic line-up of talent that includes Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris and Rory Kinnear, don’t keep your hopes up that it will come to pass. According to the latest news, production on the next James Bond adventure will begin in spring. Sam Mendes has confirmed that he will not return for the feature and at this time it seems Craig is unlikely to also. Sorry, Christoph.