Oh boy—fans of the classic-era James Bond films just might have something to draw them to the upcoming (and currently untitled) James Bond 23, the third film in the Daniel Craig iteration of the long-running franchise: classic Bond super villain and arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld (you know, the guy that Dr. Evil was partly based upon) might be making an appearance in the Sam Mendes-directed film.

/Film reports (via WhatCulture!) that Bond 23 screenwriter John Logan has dropped a vague hint about Blofeld’s presence in the upcoming film:

Rather interestingly, during the talk last night Logan was reminded by an audience member of a quote that he said some ten years ago that, in his opinion, “Bond should always fight Blofeld”. When pressed on this he gave a wry smile and said “Bond should always fight Blofeld”.

The character, a long running staple of the early Bond films, has been played by Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas, Charles Gray, and Max von Sydow, with his first appearance in 1963’s From Russia with Love, and his final appearance in 1983’s Never Say Never Again.  In the films, Blofeld is an evil genius and is the head of SPECTRE, a global criminal syndicate.  And now that Javier Bardem has confirmed that he will play the villain in Bond 23, does that mean he’ll be portraying Blofeld?

What do you make of the Bond 23 news?