No, Mr. Bond, Anthony Hopkins Expects You To Die (Maybe)!

Wednesday, March 9 by

It’s time for a Bond 23 rumor! This is a pretty tantalizing one, too – it’s being reported that none other than Mr. whatever-his-name-was in The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins, is being discussed as the villain for the next James Bond adventure. Here’s a quote from an anonymous source, who later plunged to his death while on fire:

“The only stumbling block seems to be the number of films he is signing up for. There is a chance the character they want him to play could become a regular feature, like Blofeld back in the day.”

Now, stop me if this sounds crazy, but since Casino Royale was a “reboot” of the Bond series, couldn’t it be possible that rather than playing a character “like” Blofeld, he’s actually playing Blofeld? That could be a pretty cool idea, and casting a star like Hopkins would definitely be a change of pace for the character. We’ll see if Hopkins actually gets to stroke the cat or if this is just hot air. (via Moviefone)

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  1. March 9, 2011 10:57 am


    I seem to recall a bullshit rumour about Al Pacino being in Quantum of Solace while they were in production.
    As for Hopkins, he was also rumoured way back in ’93 as the bad guy for the then untitled and uncast Goldeneye.
    File this one under “I’ll fuckin believe it when I see it”

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