Rumors have been floating around lately that Frost/Nixon star Michael Sheen is in talks to play Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the next installment of the Bond franchise. Considering that Blofeld is one of the most famous — and infamous (he was the inspiration for Mike Meyers’ Dr. Evil) — villains ever to go up against 007, putting him up on the big screen again will prove either catastrophic or brilliant, but we hope for the best. It also made us think: What other villains from the Bond canon would we want to see brought back to life?
Auric Goldfinger – Auric wasn’t out for world domination, he just wanted love — sweet golden love. Golfinger is responsible for some of the greatest scenes in Bond history (Remember the girl he killed by painting her with gold?) and he gave us this little exchange:
BONUS: If Goldfinger comes back, we might get to see OddJob and Pussy Galore again! They just don’t make villain names like they used to.
Franz Sanchez – With one of the most ethnically confused names ever, this drug lord was one of the few Bond villains who was actually physically imposing enough to take on 007 in hand-to-hand combat. He was also possibly the most sadistic villain our hero ever faced: contracting out rape and murder, feeding one of Bond’s friends to a shark… the kind of stuff that earned the series it’s first PG-13 rating. Just imagine what they could do with this guy now.
Max Zorin – Any villain played by Christopher Walken has to be pretty high up on the awesomely creepy list — and this guy giggled before his death. Giggled! Also, he dates Grace Jones and owns a blimp. If that’s not bad ass, we don’t know what is. Plus, there’s a lot that could be done with the whole “genetic experimentation” angle with modern technology thrown in the mix.
Dr. No – The first, the classic. Did we mention he was metal hands? Yep, metal hands. We don’t think any more needs to be said.
Jaws – They brought this famous henchman back in a second film just because he was so popular. Plus, he looks like he eats kittens and the hopes of small children for breakfast. Why wouldn’t we want that in a Bond film?