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Christoph Waltz set to return as Blofeld in new James Bond movie
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Christoph Waltz set to return as Blofeld in new James Bond movie

Christoph Waltz looks set to return as Blofeld in the new James Bond movie. 

Waltz, who starred as the villain in previous 007 outing Spectre, was not named among the cast for the new movie in official announcements.

But film reporter Baz Bamigboye, often first with news about James Bond, revealed that a visitor had met Waltz as he filmed scenes at Pinewood Studios, where the new 007 movie is currently shooting. 

The official Bond villain for the new movie will be played by Rami Malek. 

The new film, which is still untitled, will see Malek, Ana De Armas and Lashana Lynch join the cast, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Leya Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to star. 

Both Scott Z.Burns and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge have been named as writers along with director Cary Fukunaga and long-time 007 scribes Robert Wade and Neal Purvis. 

The new Bond movie's official synopsis reads as follows: 

"Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology..."

The as yet untitled movie will hit cinemas on April 3rd in the UK and in the US on April 8th in 2020.

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