Stop the Presses — No Michael Sheen Blofeld for Bond 23!

Photo © Summit Entertainment

Photo © Summit Entertainment

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Twilight star Michael Sheen will not be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the next (23rd) James Bond screen adventure.

Speculation about this non-casting news began when screenwriter Peter Morgan got the assignment of polishing up the Purvis & Wade screenplay. Morgan and Sheen have worked together on four previous projects, and the thought was that Morgan would drag his boy on board the Bond project.

“There is not truth to those rumors” Sheen said at the GQ Man of the Year awards (where he picked up an Actor of the Year prize). “I wish I could tell you different, but no”

Of course, knowledgeable James Bond fans around the world are shocked and dismayed at this news — they had assumed this had been forgotten about several months ago.

You can read more of the details on this nonstory RIGHT HERE. And be sure to keep watching this space for all your Bond 23 non-news!

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