The fluffy white cat may be out of the bag: Blofeld actor Christoph Waltz could be returning to the James Bond franchise for the upcoming 25th movie.
The Oscar-winning actor, who first played the supervillain in the previous 007 instalment, Spectre, was reportedly seen at Pinewood studios for a Bond 25 shoot.
Spotted by visitors to the studio, Waltz put a finger to his lips and told them “You haven’t seen me. I’m not here”, according to journalist Baz Bamigboye.
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If true, Blofeld’s involvement in the movie could be an interesting development, especially as many thought Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek had been unveiled as the film’s primary antagonist.
Waltz’s involvement might also suggest that the threat Daniel Craig’s Bond is set to face will be traced by to criminal organisation Spectre – and it also indicates that Blofeld escaped from custody after he was arrested by M during his last screen appearance.
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Alongside Craig (and possibly Waltz), Bond 25 will also star Ralph Fiennes (M), Lea Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), as well as Lashana Lynch as the enigmatic Nomi and Ana de Armas as potential love interest Paloma.