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Published On: Wed, Nov 1st, 2017

‘Bond 25’ News: Christolph Waltz not back as Blofeld, says he’s ‘really sad’ about the move

The last 007 movie, Spectre, introduced fans to the famous Bond “Big Bad” in the form of Christoph Waltz’s Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who was said to have been pulling the strings against Bond since Casino Royale. 

With Daniel Craig close to his exit from the franchise, it looks like Blofeld won’t be a part of the upcoming Bond 25.

When asked if he would be making a return to the franchise, Christoph Waltz told Talky Movie: “I’m really sad, but that’s the tradition, that there is a new…name. Sorry, but I would’ve liked to.”

Spectre wasn’t really the best received Bond film after great success with Skyfall. Producers seemed interested in setting up Blofeld appearances in future films, building up his legacy as the ultimate Bond villain.

Waltz’s Blofeld was blinded in Spectre, so fans expected to see him in his iconic suit, bald and stroking a cat — at least in a small cameo role.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriting duo behind the last six 007 films – The World Is Not EnoughDie Another DayCasino RoyaleQuantum of SolaceSkyfall and Spectre – will return for the latest installment.

Unconfirmed reports from the New York Times, citing two sources close to the production team, state that Craig’s return to the 007 is a “done deal.”

Bond 25 is set for a release on Nov. 8, 2019.

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