The as of yet untitled 24th film in the James Bond franchise may have found its villain. And it’s someone who definitely has the ability to be a bad, bad man. Christoph Waltz, best known for his role as the “Jew Hunter” Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds,” may in fact be taking his villainous qualities to perhaps the best known movie franchise of all time.
According to Baz Bamigboye, Waltz has signed on for “Bond 24,” which will begin filming in December in several countries around the world. Countries on the list include Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy and England. However, at this point the report has yet to be confirmed by Ion Studios, the producers of the Bond franchise.
If this report proves to be the case, it will mean that Waltz will join an already star-studded cast that includes Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and rumor has it, Dave Bautista. Bautista is fresh off of his breakout role of Drax the Destroyer in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and is supposedly up for a role as an iconic henchmen reborn into Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond universe.
“Bond 24” will be the second straight film that Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “Road to Perdition”) will direct, following the critical and box office success of “Skyfall.” The film is set to be released worldwide in November 2015.