Cast member Christoph Waltz plays Franz Oberhauser, a mysterious man who shares a connection with Bond.
Since the first “Spectre” trailer revealed that Oberhauser is the leader of the criminal organization SPECTRE, many have assumed that he is actually playing Blofeld – the iconic Bond villain who was the leader of SPECTRE in the previous films.
In an interview with Screen Rant , the 59-year-old actor divulged details about his mysterious role.
“This Franz Oberhauser is, in a way, a visionary businessman like, you know, Elon Musk or Richard Branson, with a vision for the future and a vision of what development could be and should be to the benefit of humankind,” explained the Austrian-born actor.
During the interview, the actor was asked if his character shared a connection with the legendary Bond baddie.
“Well, inasmuch as there is a relation between these characters as they go through the movies…and that’s 50 years now. So it is really a set constellation. And those relations are true, you’re absolutely right,” Waltz said. “Beyond that? I’m not so sure.”
Now, Christoph Waltz has officially confirmed that he is not playing Oberhauser.
“You know, it’s silly. It’s plain silly…So that’s done with – the Blofeld question,” Waltz confirmed in an exclusive with Cinema Blend . “Why would they make a movie that they’ve done before?
“Spectre” is the 24th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig’s fourth time to play the iconic role. It also features Stephanie Sigman (The Sky Is Blue) as Estrella, Lea Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) as Dr. Madeleine Swan, Monica Bellucci (The Passion of the Christ) as Lucia Sciarra, and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Riddick) as Hinx the henchman.
Sony Pictures releases the final “Spectre” trailer.
“Spectre” arrives in theaters on Nov. 6 2015.