Javier Bardem Confirms he’s Playing the Villain in Bond 23

Javier BardemYou may cease your speculations now. Javier Bardem has confirmed to “Nightline’s” Christiane Amanpour that he was offered the baddie in the upcoming Bond 23 movie, and he has accepted.

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.

The topic of Bond came up while Amanpour was profiling Bardem’s charity work with west Saharan refugees. Yeah, I have no idea how you would bring up Bond during that kid of profile, either, but there you have it.

Daniel Craig, of course, will return as Bond, and recent rumors had “Ninja Assassins'” Naomie Harris playing the new Moneypenny.

“Road to Perdition’s” Sam Mendes is expected to direct the film, which has been scheduled for 2012 or thereabouts.

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Via : EW