In 2015, James Bond descended onto our big screens once again in a foray of Aston Martins, exotic locations, tragically beautiful women and action-driven sequences in Spectre. Dive right into the trailer here, which sees 007 return for another tussle with another foe, this time Christoph Waltz's Ernst Stavro Blofeld:
As those who have seen it will confirm, the ending of Spectre leaves Blofeld's fate relatively unknown. Indeed, as the credits rolled, many audiences went on to assume that Waltz may be set to return in order to reprise the villainous role in future installments. Because after all, that's exactly what an open ending calls for, doesn't it?
Well, it now seems that our speculations have been confirmed because the actor has been signed on for two more Bond installments -- but there's a catch!
Christoph Watz will only reprise the role of Blofeld if Daniel Craig returns as James Bond
Yep, Waltz will only return if Craig decides to step into 007's shiny tux too!
Naturally, this clause is slightly problematic, largely due to the fact that the latter has famously toyed with the idea of choosing not to return to the franchise altogether. Actually, the British actor's exact words back in October were:
"I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists.[...] I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on."
He's actually so over it, that he doesn't even have any f*cks to give who succeeds him in the role, putting it aptly:
"Look, I don’t give a f--k."
Maybe he's just tired or pissed off that they put an olive in his iconic martini in the recent movie, but it's definitely clear that Craig really isn't falling head over heels for Bond right now. This is all despite the fact that he's actually contracted for one more movie, which would make it his fifth appearance as the super spy. He added:
"If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
Harsh words, but at least it doesn't rule out his participation completely.
And shortly after spewing the above, Craig actually backtracked by saying he was simply unsure of whether he will return. So for now, all we can do is hope that he stays away from any sharp objects and makes peace with his contractual obligations -- after all, we really want to see more of this:
Only time will tell whether the iconic spy and his legendary nemesis collide for the next 007 installment.