As fans around the world now speculate whether Christoph Waltz turns into the villain or not in the next James Bond movie, the actor spoke briefly about joining a franchise that he says is a window into how we view culture since its inception.
Speaking with Hey U Guys on Thursday, Waltz spoke about joining the franchise and what he was expecting to see from Daniel Craig's Bond and the rest of the cast.
"It feels very good and that may be one question, it feels very good and that's what I was hoping for when I said 'yes, please. If you ask me, I'd love to do it,'" he said.
"(Craig) is more focused on the job, he's a more nitty gritty, toughness Bond than the others with the exuberance of Roger Moore and the charming coolness of Sean Connery. Daniel is more focused on the job and serious."
He also spoke about how important he felt the Bond franchise was for Western culture and why it is important to look back at the previous movies to understand what culture was like during that time period.
"Bond grows up with us," Waltz said. "The various Bonds always depict an era, you could write a cultural history of the western world along the development of the Bonds. It is much more than just a movie or a series, it's history and mythology and culture. It's fabulous."
The actor is set to play Oberhauser, who in the Ian Fleming novels was a man who was crucial in the early years of James Bond's life. There are rumors though that he could turn into famous bad guy, Ernst Blofeld, for the future.
Spectre comes out on Nov. 6, 2015.