Christoph Waltz 'will not be playing the head of Spectre'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2014
Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz will not be playing the head of Spectre in the next James Bond movie, he has revealed

Christoph Waltz will not be playing the head of Spectre in the next James Bond movie.

The Oscar-winning actor has been widely expected to assume the role of legendary villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion - but Christoph, 58, insists his part in the much-anticipated new film is more complex than speculation suggests.

Asked if he would head the fictional terrorism organisation, Christoph told Collider: "No. No. It's more interesting than that."

This comes shortly after Daniel Craig said the script for 'Spectre' is "better than we had last time".

According to the 46-year-old actor - who's playing James Bond for the fourth time in the new film - 'Spectre' should be superior to the 2012 hit 'Skyfall', which made more than $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.

He said: "We've got an amazing cast and, I think, a better script than we had last time."

Daniel explained that the new script builds on some of the themes explored in 'Skyfall'.

He said: "We started something in 'Skyfall', it felt like a beginning of something. This feels like a continuation of that. We're going to put all of those elements in, and much more."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…