It’s been only a couple days since we last posted about Javier Bardem being offered a role for Bond 23, but today the LA Times got a chance to speak with him about this offer. Turns out the role is indeed for the villain of the film. Bardem sat down with director Sam Mendes to talk it over and came away “intrigued” though he wants to read the script first to ensure the material holds up.
“They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic. I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It’s very intriguing.”
– Javier Bardem
Bardem also talked about being a fan of the Bond series. “I’m a huge fan of the James Bond saga,” he says, “When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I’d be in one of those movies?”
Bond 23 will be released on 9 November 2012. The film will be directed by Sam Mendes from a script written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. So far Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are the only actors known to be cast.