Bruce Willis has stated that he wants to be the next James Bond villain.
2012’s Skyfall was the most successful James Bond film of all-time, as it took over $1.1billion at the global box office. Javier Bardem played the movie’s villain, Raoul Silva, and was rightfully praised by audiences and critics for his eccentric and terrifying performance.
Willis himself was so impressed by the No Country For Old Men star’s showing in the film, so much so that he has now expressed his interest in following his portrayal.
Speaking to the Daily Express, Willis stated, “I always thought it would be more fun to play bad guys. I tried it a couple of times but it really wasn’t as much fun as I thought it would be so I’ll stay good unless there’s a James Bond villain offer. That last movie really renewed my love for 007.”
MGM, the production company behind Bond’s exploits, have confirmed that he will return “within the next three years.” However it’s still up in the air who will be involved in the film.
Sam Mendes has stated that he will not be returning to the series, yet. Earlier this month, Mendes remarked, “It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie.”
However the American Beauty director did reiterate how much he enjoyed working on Skyfall, stating, “Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that my complete focus over the next year and beyond.”