First Images of Javier Bardem as Bond Villain in SKYFALL; Plus More Daniel Craig

     March 11, 2012

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Javier Bardem joins Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris as the newcomers to the James Bond universe in Skyfall.  We know Bardem is the villain, but before today knew little else.  New information surfaced from the London set this weekend, in the form of a character name and a glimpse of the look Bardem will sport in the film.

The image sliced above shows just Daniel Craig, also represented in the new set photos.  I figure since this is his third film as James Bond, this was safe from spoilers.  The new info/images related to Bardem can be found safely after the jump.  Skyfall opens on November 9.

We’ll start with the two images of Craig.  Scroll down more than two images and you’re looking at Bardem.

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The Daily Mail [via Bleeding Cool] posted these images, identified Bardem’s character as Silva, and promise that despite the police uniform, Bardem is “about to wreak havoc.”  As far as I know, Silva is a new character.  But my knowledge of the Bond mythology is very limited, so please correct any potential ignorance in the comments. I’ll let the British Brendon Connelly of Bleeding Cool explain the significance of the location:

“These scenes were being filmed in Whitehall which is, I imagine, appearing in the role of Whitehall. I expect we’re right at the MI6 headquarters here.”

I assume this is a disguise, so I don’t know how well this represents Silva.  But Bardem is a handsome blonde, in the sense that I’m sure Javier Bardem is handsome with just about any hair color (save red, obviously).

Official synopsis:

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.  In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.  As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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