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If the organization is as far reaching as Quantum, then like Quantum it will not be killed.....it will only continue with new tentacles sprouting.
The leader may be taken out (like Bin Laden) but the organization will morph with new shoots (like ISIS) & with new leadership.
Additionally, they went to a lot of trouble to get the rights back, and keep saying that when in doubt, they go back to Fleming. Therefore, they'll keep Spectre around.
That is why we may in fact not get Blofeld this time at all, expect with a passing reference. That may be a big reveal for the end, or for B25 to keep interest high for Craig's swansong.
Extended saga could leave some room for more creativity in the future but what the hell, SPECTRE is part of the James Bond legacy and will always be. Recurring it is then!!
I don't for one second think they'd just spank finally getting the rights for this element of the series finally to use and give us one film. I think we are seeing the setting up of an ongoing thread that they may well make a few films about then step back and then return to, I think the shared universe of other franchises has had an influence here and this is going to outlive Craig's tenure.
I think his successor will be coming up against this organisation as well and I'm not entirely convinced we'll get Blofeld in this film till near the end and it will be teased and not full on if Waltz is Blofeld he's obviously signed on for multiple films as I don't think Mendes will be allowed to do a Nolan and kill off normally recurring adversaries.
Maybe Waltz casting is a big ruse and another big name under wraps will emerge before the end of the film as No. 1 and he will be either no. 2, 3 or 4, who knows?
Belucci will probably be th "sacrificial lamb" and at 50 she is the oldest "Bond girl" ever. I cannot see her riding into the sunset with a younger Daniel Craig.
Perhaps she will be Oberhauser's mistress or henchwoman..
I do think that bringing back the organisation is a good excuse to clean up a few dead ends. It's always bugged me that YOLT and OHMSS weren't shot in the right order. So perhaps this movie (or hopefully after some more movies down the line) will have a convincing end to both Blofeld and SPECTRE.
Do you think they would ever bring in a Tracy-like character that Bond would marry?
this is exactly why i would've rather them stay away from SPECTRE and Blofeld - because I knew it would spark this sentiment among some fans - and before you know it, we'll be up to our balls in Reboot Dr. No, Goldfinger, and crusty jugglers..
in all seriousness though - rebooting a villain like Blofeld is one thing - he was more than just a one off villain... resurrecting villains like Dr. No and Goldfinger means remaking those specific films - and that would be a big no no IMO..
My thoughts exactly. Blofeld was sadly diluted in Connery's era by so many different castings of him. Should they do him right by keeping him played by one actor then I have no problem with it. Nobody will ever top Gert Frobe and Joseph Wisemen and ect. They defined those characters. Rebooting them too would ruin the series and show that they really don't have any new ideas.
If you think about it, Connery and Craig have paralleled each other so far.
DN - CR : Introduction of Bond
FRWL - QOS: Introduction to a criminal organization
GF - SF: Took a break from that criminal organization
TB - SPEC: We'll see
I think with the return of SPECTRE this is exactly what we will see, casting is the key with Blofeld, they must get that right and they need to sign the actor who plays him to a multi film deal. He needs to be re-invented and producers will be careful not to make him bald, with a scar and i doubt we will see the cat apart from a humorous nod to the past. The new Blofeld needs to be almost Putin like IMO. Waltz is a very talented actor, who knows if he is even playing Blofeld? He might be like the Emilio Largo character? Whatever their plans for the role and they must have them, Blofeld must be every inch the super villain, not some parody. The Connery era definitely suffered because of Blofeld casting inconsistencies. As for other villains, will we ever see Dr No or Goldfinger again in the future? Producers are not going to miss that opportunity.
Why would they go back and fix what wasn't broken? Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball were classics. Great films that had little to no flaws. Why remake something that was already good?
No, because rebooting those specific villains means remaking the movies and stories they were involved with, they don't work out of the context of their own specific story - and EON has already gone on record as to saying they aren't going to remake previous films (this came after CR, when some people thought they would remake LALD)...
having someone around who is a like a #2 to Blofeld is one thing - making him Emilio Largo opens that pandoras box of remaking Thunderball and all previous Bond movies and villains...
this series has always prided itself on moving forward - going back and remaking films simply because "they could" is tomfoolery... sorry..
i am not sorry for my opinion - i am sorry about the ridiculous notion of bringing back one off villains like Largo, Dr. No, Goldfinger and etc... the only one that ever made sense of rebooting was Blofeld - because he isn't tied to any one film or story.. but those other guys only appear once and are out, no need to recycle the name and character just for the sake of doing so.
...as a woman. That's right, Ernst Stavro Blofeld has sex reassignment surgery. A sex change operation. Becomes Eva Stavira Blofeld. Won't look as foolish stroking a cat. She can still be bald.
This is a great idea! What do you think?
thats Colonel Moon => Gustav Graves territory..... don't really want to go back down the DAD rabbit hole..
just keep him the same man..
Please cast the same actor and keep him the same man. I'm sure that's what's planned and I think Blofeld was not on stage today. It is not Waltz folks. Either someone new for B25, or it's an un-named cast member a'la MD in Interstellar.