The 24th James Bond film " " will be released on November 6, 2015.
It's been 31 years since this James Bond nemesis has appeared on the Silver Screen, but a certain bald baddie is on his way to wreak havoc.
007 (Daniel Craig) renews his deadly rivalry with the cunning Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) in the fall of 2015. The new film project is titled "SPECTRE.'
The official announcement came this morning from Pinewood Studios. Die-hard fans know all to well that Blofeld appeared in many of the Bond flicks over the years and that he is responsible for killing James' wife Tracy (Diana Rigg) in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Actor Telly Savalas played the scoundrel in this pivotal performance.
While Blofeld's face was hidden through the earlier films, as only a voice and his kitty cat were on screen, actor Donald Pleasence (Halloween 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6) finally gave the villain a face in the fifth installment of the franchise "You Only Live Twice" (1967).
No. 24 in the James Bond film series marks the fourth appearance for Daniel Craig as everyone's favorite British agent. It is the second film directed by Sam Mendes. The new MI6 team, formed in "Skyfall" (2012), which includes Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) all return.
Daniel Craig James Bond
Christoph Waltz Franz Oberhauser / Blofeld
Lea Seydoux Bond Girl/Madeleine Swann
Monica Bellucci Bond Girl/Lucia Sciarra
Dave Bautista Mr. Hinx
Ralph Fiennes M
Naomie Harris Eve Moneypenny
Ben Whishaw Q
Rory Kinnear Tanner
Andrew Scott Denbigh
Sam Mendes Director
Michael G. Wilson Producer
Barbara Broccoli Producer
Callum McDougall Executive Producer
Neal Purvis & Robert Wade Screenplay
John Logan Screenplay
Jez Butterworth Screenplay
Hoyte Van Hoytema Director of Photography
Dennis Gassner Production Designer
Jany Temime Costume Designer
Gary Powell Stunt Coordinator
Chris Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Lee Smith Editor
Alexander Witt 2nd Unit Director of Photography
Per Hallberg Supervising Sound Editor
Debbie McWilliams Casting Director
Produced By: EON Produtions
Distributor: MGM & Sony Pictures
Production Base: Pinewood Studios, England
Principal Photography: 6th December 2014
Release Date: 23rd October 2015 (UK) 6th November 2015 (USA)
TRIVIA: Can you name ALL the James Bond pictures that Ernst Stavro Blofeld appears in AND the actors portraying him?
Careful, this is a question that only a true 007 fanatic will get right without Google. It's a tricky one...be careful. HINT: Two men have played Mr. Blofeld in two films. Enjoy! The answers are below the video clips.
"From Russia with Love" (1963) -- Anthony Dawson / Eric Pohlmann
"Thunderball" (1965) -- Anthony Dawson / Eric Pohlmann
"You Only Live Twice" (1967) -- Donald Pleasence
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) -- Telly Savalas
"Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) -- Charles Gray
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981) -- John Hollis / Robert Rietty
"Never Say Never Again" (1983) -- Max von Sydow
* Never Say Never Again is the unofficial 25th film featuring James Bond and Blofeld.
Casino Royale (1967), which is the other unofficial Bond film, also features 007, but Blofeld is absent.