The next James Bond film will be called “Spectre” – suggesting franchise favourite Blofeld does indeed (as per the rumours) make a return.
Christoph Waltz was officially announced as a castmember for the film today, at a press conference in the UK. Though said to be playing a character named Oberhauser, it’s widely believed the “Inglourious Basterds” star is playing hairless villain Blofeld, a role made famous by Donald Pleasence in the original series of 007 movies.
Also set for “Spectre” are Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Andrew Scott as Denbigh, Dave Bautista as Hinx, and Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann. They’ll join regulars Daniel Craig, back as James Bond for the fourth time, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as the new M.
Director Sam Mendes (“Skyfall”) also announced the make of car for the film, the Aston Martin DB10.
The logline for the film : A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Fans will be excited to see Blofeld back. The character appeared in “From Russia With Love”, ”Thunderball”, ”You Only Live Twice”, ”On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, ”Diamonds Are Forever” and ”For Your Eyes Only”.
Even ex-007 Roger Moore seems pumped by the news :
So Blofeld is back!
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) December 4, 2014
Shooting for the November, 2015 release begins on Monday.