Christoph Waltz to Return as Blofeld in "Bond 25"

It seems that there is another star returning to Bond 25. When the production announced that Lea Seydoux would be reprising her role from Spectre people wondered if that meant that Christoph Waltz would be returning as Blofeld in the new movie as well. That seemed to be the case for some time but now that production has started The Guardian [confirmed by Deadline] is reporting that Waltz was spotted on the set of the new movie.

Christoph Waltz to Return as Blofeld in "Bond 25"
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The decision to make this movie a more direct sequel to Spectre is interesting considering that the movie did not do well critically but did end up being a box office success even if it underperformed domestically. The Bond movies are usually one-off stories with very limited continuity but Spectre changed that. It'll be interesting to see how this movie is received after such a troubled production. We got a first look at the new movie last month in a behind-the-scenes reel.

Summary: Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Bond 25, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, and Lashana Lynch. It is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2020.

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