When Daniel Craig steps into James Bond’s shoes for the third time he’ll have a formidable opponent. Javier Bardem has just been cast as the newest James Bond villain.
Little is known about Bardem’s character, and the “No Country For Old Men” actor is being tight lipped about the new movie.
“They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”
So he’s playing a man, that we know for sure. Sounds villainy.
The James Bond franchise has seen some trouble in recent years. The new movie, tentatively titled “Bond 23,” was almost scrapped when MGM ran into money problems. Bardem should help the new Bond movie achieve some financial success. With Bardem on board, James Bond will be facing off against an actor who has an Oscar and some growing commercial appeal from movies like “Eat, Pray, Love” with Julia Roberts.
“I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun!”
Not much is known about Bardem’s character, but the actor did drop a few hints when his involvement in the movie was just a rumor.
Bardem told the LA Times:
“They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic. I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It’s very intriguing.”
Rogue spy? 00 agent gone bad?
The new Bond movie, which will be directed by Sam Mendez, is scheduled for a Novemeber 2012 release.
How do you think Javier Bardem will stack up against the Bond villains of the past?