Somehow, the internet is now being graced by some call sheets from the set of new James Bond picture, Skyfall. Amongst the brief scene descriptions given there are several new details about the film's plot, and the revelation of one big secret: the name of Javier Bardem's villain.
In case you don't want to know, I'll stop right now for THE GIANT SPOILER SIGN.
So, for what it's worth, which seems to be not a great deal, in fact, Bardem's character is being called Silva. It means nothing to me – but at least we know he's not a recurring character from older films.
Or, if he is, he stopped by the deed poll office.
I guess the other big bit of info here is that Naomie Harris' character, herein called Eve and not Jane Moneypenny, is the one who shaves James Bond's beard off. This seems to confirm a degree of intimacy between the characters, but then, see, she's a woman and he's James Bond and we have therefore expected this from minute one.
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Incidentally, the Swedish Bond fan site From Sweden With Love have it that Ola Rapace is playing a character called Patrice, said to be Silva's top henchman. So he's not Blofeld either. Or Goldfinger. Or Jaws. Or Rosa Klebb.