Javier Bardem is everywhere. The Spanish actor is creeping his way into every major project that’s on the horizon. Last week it was revealed that the Oscar winner was offered the lead role in Ron Howard’s ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Now according to Deadline, he’s being courted to appeared in another highly anticipated project – Bond 23!
At the moment, Bardem’s role is being kept under wraps, but traditionally the second largest part next to Bond himself typically goes to the villain. Bardem has no problem playing bad guys considering his award winning performance in No Country for Old Men. If he signs on for the project, he’ll only be the second Academy Award winner to face off against the legendary agent following Christopher Walken from A View to Kill.
There’s no word on whether or not Bardem will star in the film, but the offer is out there. At this time, Daniel Craig and Judi Dench have been confirmed to reprise their roles as Bond and M respectively, and Sam Mendes is attached to direct. No plot details have been revealed at the moment but the screenplay is rumored to pick up shortly after the ending of Quantum of Solace.
What do you think of Bardem as a possible villain?