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Javier Bardem Confirms 'Bond 23' Villain Role

Javier Bardem Confirms 'Bond 23' Villain Role

Daniel Craig has met his match – Javier Bardem will be joining the next Bond film as a villain!

The 42-year-old Spanish actor confirmed his role in the upcoming Bond 23 movie during a recent interview with ABC’s Nightline.

“I’m very excited because my parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun,” he said, adding, “They choose me to play these men that I cannot give you many details.”

Javier famously played the villainous Anton Chigurh in 2007′s No Country for Old Men, which won him an Oscar.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Javier Bardem as the villain in Bond 23?

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  • Ann

    Javier does not sign on to do crappy movies so I know this is going to be good.

  • Dina

    Daaaaaaamn!! Great choice!

  • Tom

    Javier Bardem may become the best villain in the history of franchise!

  • Alice

    Both are hot, talented actors! Can’t wait to see!

  • Sunpeek

    Cool. Bardem is one of the finest actors these days.

  • Cosima

    Man, it’s so exciting for me!! Javier will make a physically stronger villain. It means that he’s suitable for the villain in the Daniel era.

  • Winter Haven: a novel

    Neither of them is particularly handsome, but they both exude sexuality.

  • susan

    this is such great news. Javier was brilliant in “No Country for Old Men”. he plays the villain so well. i can’t wait to see what he does for Bond 23. as for being the best in the franchise i’m not so sure. Javier has such great competition namely; Odd Job (played by Harold Sakata).

    he was the mute Korean henchman in Goldfinger is hands down the best and most original of all the cinematic Bond villains. Plus his weapon of choice was the unique razor sharp steel-brimmed derby. Always formally attired, Oddjob had a sly smile that revealed his delight in tormenting Bond.

  • Natacha

    avier Bardem is not ideal for that role in that film. I prefer Alex O’Loughlin. It makes more sense the film with an actor of this type.

  • to 9

    What type is it? You never know the story line..

  • deby

    uuuhhhhhhhhhhhh javier is hoooooooootttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brandt

    I hope the climactic fight between Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem will knock everyone on their ass.
    I am waiting for a good hand-to-hand fight for Bond, not those brief fights he kept getting.
    Kurt Angle and Gary Daniels would be good secondary villains. There would be amazing fight scenes between each of them with Daniel Craig.
    There could be a fight sequence where Kurt Angle overhead belly to belly suplexes Daniel Craig through a glass wall and later executes the Angle Slam on him as well but Daniel Craig manages to beat him after a long, hard fight.

  • Katy Terry

    I’m sure that a press release is imminent with an official announcement for the title, cast, plot, etc.
    I hope they film in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas and include several American actors.

  • to 12, 13

    Why do you copy & paste the same sentence on the thread of Craig?Creepy.

  • to 12/13

    Why do you post this crap ony EVERY site EVERY time Bond 23 is mentioned. Neither Angle nor Daniels or “several American” actors are goin to ruin Bond 23. LOL


    Now that’s some great casting. This is going to be awesome!

  • Doreen

    The Spaniard Bardem looks like a creepy caveman monster who should only play the villain.

  • to Natacha

    it doesn’t matter what you prefer. you really have to learn that you have no power to make any decisions. Javier Bardem has been chosen for the role. Sam Mendes is going to direct.

  • guinness

    Dan ONLY does hand-to-hand combat.

    ohmygash *fainted*

    :) cheeky friend and Fio friend!!!

    (wrote 2 you on other thread) and Fio, what are you off today?

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “Dan ONLY does hand-to-hand combat.

    ohmygash *fainted*”


    Really looking forward to Javier Bardem as the villain. Has Bond found his match?