Javier Bardem is Confirmed as the Villain in Sam Mendes' 'Bond 23'
What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss, Mr. Bond? Though we've mentioned him a couple of times before, Oscar winning actor Javier Bardem is now confirmed and set to play the villain in Sam Mendes' soon to be underway production of Bond 23, that's rumored to be titled Skyfall, which honestly sounds accurate. Bardem himself confirmed the news speaking on Nightline last night, and Entertainment Weekly posts a few of his quotes. "I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun," Bardem said. I'm excited to see him as a villain, this should be awesome.
It was already confirmed back in July that Bardem, along with Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, were signed and set for Bond 23, but it's good to get official confirmation he's playing the bad guy in it, too. "They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details," he said. We also recently confirmed that French actress Bérénice Marlohe would be joining the cast as a Bond girl, so the casting and production on this sequel is coming together, which is great to see. Mendes is in pre-production and I'm sure we'll see some official announcements and details coming soon leading up to its November 2012 release next year.