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Rachel Weisz might be James Bond's next villain?

03.29.2010

The good folks at Cinema Blend are cautiously reporting on some info from one of their most reliable sources that Rachel Weisz is in talks to get onboard BOND 23. Weisz is friends with Daniel Craig (they just filmed a movie called DREAM HOUSE together) and she’s had a personal relationship with director Sam Mendes in the past, so it all seems fairly logical.

But rather than just being another Bond Girl alongside Denise "Christmas comes once a year" Richards and the hot mom from That 70s Show, Weisz is reportedly talking about being the main baddie of the film, the head honcho of Quantum, the shadowy organization behind all the nefarious deeds of the last two movies that I still don't fully understand. I would welcome someone other than an old white dude to be the CEO of evil for a change, and Weisz would certainly make a good go of it.

But all this talk hinges on MGM getting their shit together, as all their big name projects like BOND and THE HOBBIT are on hold until the company gets sold. I have no doubt we’ll see BOND 23 someday, but it’s probably going to be quite a while. In the meantime, enjoy imagining what Rachel Weisz in a dominating position of authority might look like.

Extra Tidbit: Remember the good 'ol "Rachel Weisz to be Catwoman" days?
Source: Cinema Blend

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11:46PM on 03/30/2010

if she's the head of Quantum...

...where do i sign up?
...where do i sign up?
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7:42PM on 03/30/2010
Yes!
Yes!
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10:31PM on 03/29/2010

wow

wow, i really loved rachel weisz, can't wait she's on next bond movie
wow, i really loved rachel weisz, can't wait she's on next bond movie
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10:29PM on 03/29/2010

Eh...

I just want to see the wheels start to turn in general with the next Bond film. Casino was a tough act to follow, but QOS was a good carryover to allow Bond to exact his revenge and continue to show his development, however I hope they don't let this go too long because I'd rather it stay dark and serious than return to the old cheese Bond was becoming before Mr. Craig got on board.
I just want to see the wheels start to turn in general with the next Bond film. Casino was a tough act to follow, but QOS was a good carryover to allow Bond to exact his revenge and continue to show his development, however I hope they don't let this go too long because I'd rather it stay dark and serious than return to the old cheese Bond was becoming before Mr. Craig got on board.
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10:28PM on 03/29/2010
I'm being brutally honest...all I saw was that pic of Weisz, a snake, and almost all of Weisz. I don't even care about what she does in Bond anymore. But I'm pretty sure Bond's gonna' be doing something in her....in the movie.
I'm being brutally honest...all I saw was that pic of Weisz, a snake, and almost all of Weisz. I don't even care about what she does in Bond anymore. But I'm pretty sure Bond's gonna' be doing something in her....in the movie.
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10:10PM on 03/29/2010
Sorry don't find her sexy seen her with bushy monobrows without makeup and never been able to get past it.
Sorry don't find her sexy seen her with bushy monobrows without makeup and never been able to get past it.
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10:16PM on 03/29/2010
Thumbs down for bad taste! Boooooo!

Just playing.

But really. Thumbs down.
Thumbs down for bad taste! Boooooo!

Just playing.

But really. Thumbs down.
9:06PM on 03/29/2010
Give me Christopher Waltz and ill be set.
Give me Christopher Waltz and ill be set.
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6:45PM on 03/29/2010
This sounds like an awesome idea, provided it is combined with a better script than Solace had. And what happened to those rumors of Martin Sheen playing a new Blofeld-type character, cause I really liked that idea as well.
This sounds like an awesome idea, provided it is combined with a better script than Solace had. And what happened to those rumors of Martin Sheen playing a new Blofeld-type character, cause I really liked that idea as well.
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6:26PM on 03/29/2010
Being a big fan of both Bond and Weisz, this is easily the best news I've read about on this site in quite some time. Hope it actually happens.
Being a big fan of both Bond and Weisz, this is easily the best news I've read about on this site in quite some time. Hope it actually happens.
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5:00PM on 03/29/2010
I can definitely see her being a good female villain similar to Famke in Goldeneye, but the head of the organization needs to be older. Al Pacino is the perfect contender, or grab Connery outta retirement for him to play the role.

P.S. Get Weiz husband Aronofsky to direct and it'll be the greatest Bond movie ever made.
I can definitely see her being a good female villain similar to Famke in Goldeneye, but the head of the organization needs to be older. Al Pacino is the perfect contender, or grab Connery outta retirement for him to play the role.

P.S. Get Weiz husband Aronofsky to direct and it'll be the greatest Bond movie ever made.
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4:53PM on 03/29/2010
Give me a hardcore old bitch like Glenn Close.
Give me a hardcore old bitch like Glenn Close.
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4:49PM on 03/29/2010
What happened to the Pacino role ? Weisz looks too young to be heading such a powerful organization. What did she inherit it ? If they insist on a woman get Weaver or an older woman of that caliber not some girl who looks she just earned her Master degree
What happened to the Pacino role ? Weisz looks too young to be heading such a powerful organization. What did she inherit it ? If they insist on a woman get Weaver or an older woman of that caliber not some girl who looks she just earned her Master degree
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4:38PM on 03/29/2010
Awesome choice! I would looove to see her be the slutty bond villain!
Awesome choice! I would looove to see her be the slutty bond villain!
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3:50PM on 03/29/2010
I'd be down for seeing Weisz as a villain however I don't think it's going to happen, remember before Quantum came out they said Al Pacino was going to be the head of the organization and nothing came of it. We shall see what happens over the next few months....
I'd be down for seeing Weisz as a villain however I don't think it's going to happen, remember before Quantum came out they said Al Pacino was going to be the head of the organization and nothing came of it. We shall see what happens over the next few months....
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3:47PM on 03/29/2010
as long as that picture of her naked with the snake is her main outfit in the movie, im 100% for it!!
as long as that picture of her naked with the snake is her main outfit in the movie, im 100% for it!!
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3:41PM on 03/29/2010
Pretty awesome news....

Daniel Craig vs. Rachel Weisz

I'm there!
Pretty awesome news....

Daniel Craig vs. Rachel Weisz

I'm there!
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3:40PM on 03/29/2010
A female villain? hell yeah and please let this next Bond movie not become another Quantum of Solace/The World is Not Enough/Never Say Never Again.Those are good but not very very good Bond movies.
A female villain? hell yeah and please let this next Bond movie not become another Quantum of Solace/The World is Not Enough/Never Say Never Again.Those are good but not very very good Bond movies.
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2:04PM on 03/29/2010

Weisz Grips!

Yum!
Yum!
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1:07PM on 03/29/2010

Great Idea

I'd love to see her stroke her pussy :P
I'd love to see her stroke her pussy :P
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1:04PM on 03/29/2010
Well, that's just ... unexpected.
Well, that's just ... unexpected.
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1:00PM on 03/29/2010

Weisz is the ma... woman!

I thought the villainous female angle in The World is Not Enough was very interesting. Bond couldn't bring himself to kill a woman as easily as he was a man. It posed as an interesting dynamic in that movie, even if the rest of it was undercooked.

I believe there was another Bond film that used the female villain angle too but, for the life of me, I can't recall which one!

Hopefully this film will use that angle really well. Female villains can be real aggravating bitches and Weisz'
I thought the villainous female angle in The World is Not Enough was very interesting. Bond couldn't bring himself to kill a woman as easily as he was a man. It posed as an interesting dynamic in that movie, even if the rest of it was undercooked.

I believe there was another Bond film that used the female villain angle too but, for the life of me, I can't recall which one!

Hopefully this film will use that angle really well. Female villains can be real aggravating bitches and Weisz' talent could make her one of the most memorable villains in Bond history!
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12:20PM on 03/29/2010
i love the James bond films.. i grew up watching them all...there have been some great bond films and there have been some not so great bond films..but i have to say that Quantum of Solace was the WORST BOND MOVIE i have ever seen!!! even worst than On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in my opinion..it was nothing like a bond film at all and i wish i could erase it from my memory..they need to get bond back in this next film or i fear they never will unless they reboot it again and i'd hate to see
i love the James bond films.. i grew up watching them all...there have been some great bond films and there have been some not so great bond films..but i have to say that Quantum of Solace was the WORST BOND MOVIE i have ever seen!!! even worst than On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in my opinion..it was nothing like a bond film at all and i wish i could erase it from my memory..they need to get bond back in this next film or i fear they never will unless they reboot it again and i'd hate to see them do that so soon.....and by the way this has nothing to do with with the new bond..i love Casino Royale and Daniel Craig as bond is great
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12:47PM on 03/29/2010
maybe the cinematography
maybe the cinematography
12:58PM on 03/29/2010
no i mean the whole movie...what was the bond villain's evil plan in the movie...umm oh yeah...stop a towns water supply?!?!... wrong it may be but not something a bond villain would do...
no i mean the whole movie...what was the bond villain's evil plan in the movie...umm oh yeah...stop a towns water supply?!?!... wrong it may be but not something a bond villain would do...
12:04PM on 03/29/2010

Unexpected!

But I hope it turns out to be true. I think that is very cool news indeed.
But I hope it turns out to be true. I think that is very cool news indeed.
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12:00PM on 03/29/2010
Uh, seeing as this news is about Weisz NOT being a Bond girl but the VILLAIN...

Yeah, I'm down with this. I can't think of any role she's had that she's been an outright villain. I picture her in things like The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, a la heavy/period dramas where she's a passionate, beautiful victim of some kind. Am I wrong? Someone help me.

But yeah, I think she could bring it, and as Tassi says, a nice twist on the old white honcho, as well as those deformed Bond
Uh, seeing as this news is about Weisz NOT being a Bond girl but the VILLAIN...

Yeah, I'm down with this. I can't think of any role she's had that she's been an outright villain. I picture her in things like The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, a la heavy/period dramas where she's a passionate, beautiful victim of some kind. Am I wrong? Someone help me.

But yeah, I think she could bring it, and as Tassi says, a nice twist on the old white honcho, as well as those deformed Bond villains of yore. In any case, hopefully they'll kick it back up to Casino Royale level and surpass the pretty shitty Solace.
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11:55AM on 03/29/2010

OMFG!

After a disappointing follow-up to Casino Royale, I thought it would be almost impossible to make another Bond film on that same level but this news of Weisz being a villain in a Bond film has my ass in a seat on opening.
After a disappointing follow-up to Casino Royale, I thought it would be almost impossible to make another Bond film on that same level but this news of Weisz being a villain in a Bond film has my ass in a seat on opening.
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11:50AM on 03/29/2010

OMG

This is by the far the best news to start of the week! Weisz is my favorite actress and seeing her as a Bond girl would be incredible
This is by the far the best news to start of the week! Weisz is my favorite actress and seeing her as a Bond girl would be incredible
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