Previously having been reported as in talks, Javier Bardem confirmed to ABC Nightline that he will play a villain in Bond 23.
"I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, so to play that is going to be fun," he said about the James Bond film. "They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details."
To be directed by Sam Mendes, filming is set to start soon for a November 9, 2012 release. You can watch the interview, which talks mostly about him raising awareness of western Sahara's refugee camps, using the player below.