More details have emerged on the character to be played by American actor Michael Madsen, who according to a press release from Eon Productions is playing an "uncompromising CIA agent". However, at the Brit Awards Michael Madsen presented the award for Best Video and the introduction that was given for him gave a different spin on his character.
Before Madsen walked on stage (to the James Bond theme no-less) the announcer stated that Madsen would be playing a villain in Bond 20. One wonders how many villains Bond 20 is going to have.
While we know that Madsen isn’t playing the villain, it could be presumed that he is perhaps playing a CIA Agent who is a double agent, hence, the villainous description.
For reference, it has been rumoured in the past that Madsen's character would be known as Falco.