Spectre: Christoph Waltz is not playing Bond villain Blofeld

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015 14:12 IST

Christoph Waltz has revealed that his will not be playing the role of Bond villain Blofeld in Spectre as speculated, but instead his character's name is Franz Oberhauser.

The 58-year-old actor told GQ that the rumours about him playing the infamous villian started off on internet, which was like a pest, and are completely untrue, Daily Express reported.

The Oscar-winning actor is confirmed to star as a character named Franz Oberhauser, but little is known about what this mysterious role involves.

Despite the notoriety of the Bond movies, the two-time Oscar winner admitted that he hesitated before taking the role.

Speculation over Blofeld’s return has been sparked partly by the new film’s title, and partly by production company Eon’s settlement in November 2013 of a long-running legal case with the estate of Blofeld co-creator Kevin McClory which allows the character to be used on screen once again in the official Bond series of films.

Spectre, also starring Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw, is scheduled for UK release on 6 November.

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