It looks as though another important figure from 007's past is going to be along for the ride in James Bond 25. This is set to be Daniel Craig's final turn as the iconic MI6 spy, which means director Cary Fukunaga is surely going to pull out all the stops to make sure this is a memorable and worthy send-off to his version of the character. And that means bringing back one of his most nefarious foes.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for James Bond 25. This is something that, if true, the studio seems to be keeping secretive and we're assuming there's a good reason for that. So don't read on if you want to be left in the dark. That having been said, it's now being reported that Christoph Waltz will return as Blofeld, after first appearing as 007's most enduring enemy in Spectre. The report surfaced over on Twitter and it's pretty clear that this isn't something the producers wanted out there.

"Exclusive: Hello Mr Waltz... we've been expecting you.#ChristophWaltz is back as #Blofeld in �⁩ #Bond25 , shooting scenes at Pinewood studios . When a visitor spotted him, Waltz insisted, 'You haven't seen me.'"

Back when the official cast announcement was made, it was revealed that Madeleine (Lea Seydoux), Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), Tanner (Rory Kinnear), Q (Ben Whishaw), M (Ralph Fiennes) and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) were all set to return. But, Blofeld, who escaped the events of {Spectre) with his life, was left out. It's also worth mentioning that back in 2017, Christoph Waltz stated in an interview that he wouldn't be back for James Bond 25. Though, a lot has changed since then. At that time, it hadn't even been confirmed that Daniel Craig would be back and there was no director.

So the question becomes, why all the secrecy? We know that Rami Malek, who recently won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, is set to play 007's main villain. Is he somehow tied to Blofeld? After all, Blofeld has been the author of all Bond's pain, as it were. We've also, for what it's worth, heard rumors (ones that date back quite some time) that this movie was going to include elements of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. At the end of that movie, Bond's wife Tracy is killed on the order of Blofeld. Maybe that's going to factor in somehow?

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This is all purely speculative. All we know for sure is that Bond will be semi-retired at the beginning of the movie before he's called back to duty by his old buddy Felix. The whole thing is going to revolve around a kidnapped scientist and a villain with dangerous new technology. Whatever the case, it looks like we haven't seen the last of Blofeld. James Bond 25 is currently set to arrive in theaters on April 8, 2020. Feel free to check out the original post from Baz Bamigboye's Twitter below.

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Ryan Scott