Sorry James Bond fans! While Christoph Waltz has confirmed that he will play the villain in the next Bond film, it will not be the favorite character Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of Spectre. At the same time news of the new Bond movie’s script’s poor reception by Sony execs was revealed as part of the great Sony hack of 2014.
The Austrian Waltz’s first wife was a Jewish Psychiatrist and his three children with her are all Orthodox Jews. His son is in in Israel studying to be a rabbi and his daughter Married there last year.
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Even though it was announced that his character’s name would be Franz Oberhauser, many had hoped that it would turn out to be just an alias for the evil head of the independent extortionist organization made famous in the original Sean Connery Bond films from the 1960s. Roger Moore even tweeted, “So Blofeld is back!”
So why did so many people make this false assumption. It probably has to do with the fact that the 24th official Bond film has been named “Spectre.”
But Waltz told Screen Crush that he definitely will not be playing Blofeld. “No, that’s a fact. I can guarantee, ” he said. “Yeah, yeah. I have [heard the rumors]. The character is called Franz Oberhauser. F-R-A-N-Z, Oberhauser, and I don’t need to spell that.”
In other news about the new Bond movie. Gawker has reported that Sony execs are not happy with its current script. Leaked e mails reveal that they did not like its final act or its twist and do not like the villain very much either.
E mails also revealed that Spectre will cost $300 million, making it the most expensive Bond film ever. It has begun filming and is due out November 6th, 2015.