Javier Bardem Confirmed For 'James Bond 23'

Javier Bardem Confirmed For ‘James Bond 23’

After studios going bankrupt, directors walking out, and everyone giving up hope on what would be the 23rd James Bond flick, it looks like things are finally coming together on what could be a huge sequel.

We know that Daniel Craig will be back, and he has recently gone on record as to say that fan favorite bad guy Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) was in contention with Ralph Fiennes to play the film’s main villain. After an interview with ABC Nightline, it looks like Bardem let slip who the victor of that battle was. From ScreenRant:

For all the secrecy surrounding director Sam Mendes’ (American Beauty) Bond film, the confirmation of Bardem’s casting came pretty casually (irony alert) as the actor sat down to talk to ABC Nightline about more serious matters – like suffering refugees. Of course, most people reading this are probably more interested in the Bond news – said Bardem:

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

Not much to go off of, but things that we do know is that Bardem is 100% to the project, and new intel coming in says that the film will be titled Skyfall, which is a bit odd for a James Bond title, but so was Quantum of Solace. Here’s to hoping we hear more as the film gets closer to production.