Christoph Waltz to play villain in Bond 24?

Bond 24 may have found itself a villain, with Daily Mail reporter Baz Bamigboye reporting that Christoph Waltz has signed on to join the production.

The reporter broke the news via his Twitter feed, going on to reveal that the film will begin shooting in early December in Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy and London.

Should the rumour prove to be true, Waltz will be aided and abetted by Dave Bautista’s henchman, while Lea Seydoux is also thought to be on board as a classic femme fatale.

No specific plot details have been revealed as yet, but Waltz feels like a good fit for a traditional Bond villain, so hopefully we’ll get official confirmation on this sooner rather than later.

Directed by Sam Mendes and co-starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw, Bond 24 will open in the UK on 23 October 2015.