Actor Michael Madsen has confirmed in an interview with Empire Online that he'll be returning to star in Bond 22 as NSA Chief Damian Falco.
Falco is set to appear for this first time this November when Die Another Day is released world-wide. Earlier in 2002 Madsen confirmed that he would be returning to star in Bond 21, creating speculation that his character may be a Blofeld-like villain.
On the longevity of the character? Madsen has said that the character is his as long as he wants it. When he wishes to leave the role producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have told him the character will be killed off.