Rhys Ifans will be joining Daniel Craig in the next big screen outing for James Bond.
Though the specific details of Bond 23 are remaining characteristically hush-hush, The Telegraph confirms that Ifans has joined the film’s ever-expanding cast.
Ifans recently wrapped The Amazing Spider-Man (above), in which he played the villainous Lizard - but it’s not thought that he’ll be brooding away as another villain in Bond 23 .
That’s mostly because Javier Bardem has already been recruited as the film’s central baddie.
Ralph Fiennes is also onboard for Craig’s third round in the tux, reportedly playing a “complex” character. Meanwhile, Judi Dench is returning as M, and Naomie Harris will play Miss Moneypenny.
Despite wallowing in pre-production misery thanks to MGM's financial problems, Bond 23 is definitely bouncing back with a vengeance - we can't wait to see that formidable cast in action.
Bond 23 is being directed by Sam Mendes, and opens 9 November 2012.