Will Javier Bardem star with Daniel Craig in Bond 23?
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Javier Bardem has been offered a major role in the upcoming 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise. No one knows what kind of role he would have, but one can assume it would be the villain. He hasn’t accepted the role yet and after NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, he’s shied away from villain roles, so there’s we don’t know if he’ll accept the role or not. But if he were to accept it, that would mean a Bond movie would have both an Oscar winning actor, an Oscar winning actress (Judi Dench) and an Oscar winning director (Sam Mendes). That would be quite a combination for a series that was the butt of jokes only a decade ago.
Of course, it’s all speculation at this point and he could very easily turn it down to spend more time with his new born baby (with wife Penelope Cruz), but I’m sure this news has fanboys everywhere drooling at the thought. MGM, as you may know, is still having cash flow problems and Bond is really all they have left. Getting Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem all on board for a Bond movie would be a nice way to bring in some dough.