After other Oscar winners were considered for the role, it seems like a recent Quentin Tarantino collaborator is going to be taking on James Bond in the next movie, but what will his role be?
The Daily Mail tweeted out on Thursday that Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz would be taking on the villain role for Bond 24. 12 Years A Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was previously considered for the part, but turned it down.
#CHRISTOPHWALTZ SIGNS ON FOR BOND24.Shoots early December Mexico Morocco Austria Italy & London.
— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) November 13, 2014
Waltz has been making a name for himself in Hollywood as a villain as the actor has caused mayhem in Inglorious Basterds (which he won an Oscar for), The Green Hornet, and more recently in Horrible Bosses 2.
The role could be a possible two-movie deal as there have been rumors that this film will tie-in with the next one as a joined story. This will include a new evil organization popping up, much like in the classic films, with a new head villain and henchman. The henchman role has been cast with Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista taking over, but Waltz seems to be playing the head of the organization.
The tweet added that he would be filming in early December in Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy and London which affirms that he will likely be a key character in the movie.
An interesting note is that Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria which is also being seen as a possible shooting location with set photos from the country popping up recently on the web showing a giant house being created in the mountains.
This house could be a final scene between Bond and Waltz's character with the setting being his house in his native Austria. Whether this comes to fruition or not, Bond 24 bagged one of the best actors playing villains right now.