Sure, it’s just all rumours at this stage, but the talk is that Ralph Fennes may be slated to play the infamous Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Bond’s nemesis – an probably most famous Bond villain – from the 60’s and 70’s.
Of course, Blofeld was most famously played by Donald Pleasance in You Only Live Twice, but has also appeared in Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Telly Savalas), Diamonds are Forever (Charles Gray) and Never Say Never Again (Max Von Sydow). He’s also appeared in From Russia with Love and Thunderball, but only as a set of hands and the back of a head! And let’s not forget his influence on Dr Evil and Dr Claw!
Of course, all this stems from someone somewhere putting two and two together. The website Great New Movies has reported John Logan – Skyfall’s screen writer – as saying he has apparently written a part for Blofeld, and I guess everyone has assumed that Fiennes would fit that role pretty well. To be fair, you can kind of quite see it, can’t you?
Let’s wait and see, eh?