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Javier Bardem is confirmed for Bond 23

10.12.2011

It may not have a title yet, but BOND 23 is racking up a full roster in terms of a cast. One of the rumored members for a while now has been Javier Bardem, but only now is he officially confirming that he is in fact playing a part in the film to Nightline.

"I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, and to play that is going to be fun. They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details."

It’s a bad guy role, which you might have guessed , and Ralph Fiennes is also supposed to be on board as a villain, but his part is so secret that according to him, “I swallowed a pill to make me forget what I was told.” If I had to guess, I think they might make him Blofeld, who is rumored to be making a return.

Judi Dench is back, Naomi Harris is Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory and Berenice Marlohne are also on board. The only rumor about the title now is that it’s called SKYFALL, but that has yet to be anything close to confirm. Too close to the upcoming SKYRIM game for my liking, and doesn’t really sound like a Bond title anyway.

Extra Tidbit: I like Bardem, but boy am I glad his role as Roland in THE DARK TOWER fell apart.
Source: NightlineSlashfilm

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1:34PM on 10/13/2011

"Do you expect me to talk?"

"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to call it."
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to call it."
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12:03PM on 10/13/2011
I thought he was playing Jaws?? I remember someone on here mentioning he would be playing Jaws, which is the perfect part for him. I mean, the project title is called Skyfall. ..Hello!... Moonraker.
I thought he was playing Jaws?? I remember someone on here mentioning he would be playing Jaws, which is the perfect part for him. I mean, the project title is called Skyfall. ..Hello!... Moonraker.
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8:31PM on 10/12/2011

How about...

UNTIL THE SKY FALLS or THE SKY NEVER FALLS or WHEN THE SKY FALLS?
UNTIL THE SKY FALLS or THE SKY NEVER FALLS or WHEN THE SKY FALLS?
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5:03PM on 10/12/2011

Skyfall

Slightly off topic but I'm fine with that title. It's difficult to say "it doesn't sound very Bond" when originally I was sure Quantum of Solace was going to be either an Indiana Jones or a Harry Potter movie.

Indiana Jones and the Quantum of Solace
Harry Potter and the Quantum of Solace

So yea, Skyfall is fine, let's not forget there's a Bond film called Octopussy...
Slightly off topic but I'm fine with that title. It's difficult to say "it doesn't sound very Bond" when originally I was sure Quantum of Solace was going to be either an Indiana Jones or a Harry Potter movie.

Indiana Jones and the Quantum of Solace
Harry Potter and the Quantum of Solace

So yea, Skyfall is fine, let's not forget there's a Bond film called Octopussy...
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5:06PM on 10/12/2011
Just to further prove my point:

[link]

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Just to further prove my point:

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7:46PM on 10/12/2011
oh, there's more:

Episode VII: Quantum of Solace

Transformers 4: The Quantum of Solace

Ridley Scott's Quantum of Solace

Sex and the City 3: Quantum of Solace

then there's also...

Air Bud 9: Skyfall
oh, there's more:

Episode VII: Quantum of Solace

Transformers 4: The Quantum of Solace

Ridley Scott's Quantum of Solace

Sex and the City 3: Quantum of Solace

then there's also...

Air Bud 9: Skyfall
4:02PM on 10/12/2011

M reduxed

Let's have a new M. The Dame should never have crossed over from Brosnan to Craig.
Let's have a new M. The Dame should never have crossed over from Brosnan to Craig.
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4:22PM on 10/12/2011
Yeah i always wondered about the decision to keep Dench on as M when these movies are supposed to be a reboot of the series of sorts. Don't get me wrong Dench is an amazing actress but it just seems odd to keep her on.
Yeah i always wondered about the decision to keep Dench on as M when these movies are supposed to be a reboot of the series of sorts. Don't get me wrong Dench is an amazing actress but it just seems odd to keep her on.
6:52PM on 10/12/2011
I agree. Thought I was alone on that one!
I agree. Thought I was alone on that one!
8:32PM on 10/12/2011
Totally. I like the old chick angle though... how about Emma Thompson?
Totally. I like the old chick angle though... how about Emma Thompson?
9:45AM on 10/13/2011
I vote for Helen Mirren as the new M!
I vote for Helen Mirren as the new M!
3:29PM on 10/13/2011
Helen Mirren would be great, she'd probably try and seduce Daniel Craig. And succeed.
Helen Mirren would be great, she'd probably try and seduce Daniel Craig. And succeed.
3:46PM on 10/12/2011
I love Javier Bardem, and he'll make a great addition to the Bond series. Let's just hope this upcoming film will make us forget about Quantum of Solace. Action isn't really intriguing unless a story comes full circle. Casino Royale was one of the best.
I love Javier Bardem, and he'll make a great addition to the Bond series. Let's just hope this upcoming film will make us forget about Quantum of Solace. Action isn't really intriguing unless a story comes full circle. Casino Royale was one of the best.
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2:09PM on 10/12/2011
If it was continuing the story from Royale and Solace, they could call it Quantum Casino. :)
If it was continuing the story from Royale and Solace, they could call it Quantum Casino. :)
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2:03PM on 10/12/2011
Good news. Very good news. And didn't Blofeld get killed at the beggining of For Your Eyes Only? Dropped by Bond in a helicopter down a big industrial smokestack, wheelchair and all . . . ?
Good news. Very good news. And didn't Blofeld get killed at the beggining of For Your Eyes Only? Dropped by Bond in a helicopter down a big industrial smokestack, wheelchair and all . . . ?
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12:17PM on 10/12/2011
Maybe he'll call Bond "friendo"
Maybe he'll call Bond "friendo"
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12:11PM on 10/12/2011
@Vesaker - Blofeld may be underused, but he was a major character in at least 7 Bond movies. If they he is Blofeld, he could be used a lot like marvel uses Sam Jackson, and give him roles in future movies in the franchise. Despite Sam jackson being underused in the marvel movies so far (Avengers will change that), It still works for such a big actor to have a bit part.
@Vesaker - Blofeld may be underused, but he was a major character in at least 7 Bond movies. If they he is Blofeld, he could be used a lot like marvel uses Sam Jackson, and give him roles in future movies in the franchise. Despite Sam jackson being underused in the marvel movies so far (Avengers will change that), It still works for such a big actor to have a bit part.
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1:37PM on 10/12/2011
That's fine that he was around for that much. What i'm saying is that someone with Bardem's acting talent would be a waste if the role is still very minimal.

As to the whole Jackson/Fury thing he's underused cause the only reason for him to be there is to bring the Avengers together and then call the shots when they are. Blofeld was hardly used outside of his "mysterious man behind the scenes" and therefor having an actor that is really good at what they do would be wasted. I'm not saying its
That's fine that he was around for that much. What i'm saying is that someone with Bardem's acting talent would be a waste if the role is still very minimal.

As to the whole Jackson/Fury thing he's underused cause the only reason for him to be there is to bring the Avengers together and then call the shots when they are. Blofeld was hardly used outside of his "mysterious man behind the scenes" and therefor having an actor that is really good at what they do would be wasted. I'm not saying its a bad character or anything i'm saying i think Bardem is far more suited to be a main player and not someone behind the scenes. To it's would be like getting DeNiro or Nicholson to play the original Blofeld, it would be a waste.
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11:55AM on 10/12/2011

i hope not

I hope he's not Blofeld if only cause it was a very underused character in the originals and i'd hate to see this man's talent wasted on only 5-6 min of screen time.

I could be mistaken but the only time you really get Blofeld as more then a mysterious dude with a cat is in 'On Her Majesties Secret Service' which was the one Lazenbi did and probably the least watched one of the franchise. Oddly enough its also the one where he gets married as well which is referenced in later films but not
I hope he's not Blofeld if only cause it was a very underused character in the originals and i'd hate to see this man's talent wasted on only 5-6 min of screen time.

I could be mistaken but the only time you really get Blofeld as more then a mysterious dude with a cat is in 'On Her Majesties Secret Service' which was the one Lazenbi did and probably the least watched one of the franchise. Oddly enough its also the one where he gets married as well which is referenced in later films but not much more.

Now if they greatly expanded the Blofeld role (which is possible) then i'd say its nice casting.
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1:32PM on 10/12/2011
really? thumbs down for thinking that Bardem would a waste of talent if the role is as minimal as in the originals? Nice one folks
really? thumbs down for thinking that Bardem would a waste of talent if the role is as minimal as in the originals? Nice one folks
1:57PM on 10/12/2011
Fiennes is rumored for Blofeld… read the article -___-
Fiennes is rumored for Blofeld… read the article -___-
4:17PM on 10/12/2011
And? Can ppl actually properly read my fucking post or not?

What i am saying is that Bardem would be wasted as Blofeld if the character didn't get more time. Nothing about weather or not he is this films villian or a set up for the next or whatever is irrelevant because ALL i'm saying is that a minimal part like Blofeld was in the originals is a waste of Bardems talent.

Is that clear enough for ppl? fuck.
And? Can ppl actually properly read my fucking post or not?

What i am saying is that Bardem would be wasted as Blofeld if the character didn't get more time. Nothing about weather or not he is this films villian or a set up for the next or whatever is irrelevant because ALL i'm saying is that a minimal part like Blofeld was in the originals is a waste of Bardems talent.

Is that clear enough for ppl? fuck.
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11:30AM on 10/12/2011
Sweet! This movie is shaping up to be a great flick. Damn, I can't wait!
Sweet! This movie is shaping up to be a great flick. Damn, I can't wait!
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