London: Javier Bardem has confirmed he’s in talks to star opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming 23rd 007 movie, which is due for release in 2012.
The Spanish actor has met with the film’s director Sam Mendes to discuss the role, and although he has yet to sign a contract, he reveals he’s thrilled about the possibility of joining the James Bond franchise as the latest villain
"I’m a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I’d be in one of those movies?... (My conversation with Mendes was) very intriguing... They’re changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic,” a daily quoted him as telling the Los Angeles Times.
"I’d be playing Bond’s nemesis, yes, but it’s not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced... But who knows? Maybe I will go back home saying, ``I have the world in my hands.`` Evil can be very seductive," he added.