Bond, James: Christoph Waltz Villain of 24th Feature

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is set to play the villain in the 24th James Bond movie, according to the Daily Mail.

Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie. Also reprising their roles will be Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.

Sam Mendes, who directed the last Bond picture,”Skyfall,” is helming from a script by John Logan that was rewritten by the team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall.”

MGM, Sony and producer Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced last year that they had locked in release dates for the film, setting the U.K. launch for October 23 and U.S. for November 6, 2015.

“Skyfall” is the top grosser in the franchise with $1.1 billion worldwide, the best DVD/Blu-ray seller and the all-time best performer at the U.K. box office. It also won Oscars for Adele’s original song and sound editing.

Waltz, who can next be seen in “Horrible Bosses 2″ and Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” won supporting actor Oscars for the last two Quentin Tarantino films: “Django Unchained” and “Inglourious Basterds.”