Rachel Weisz Rumored to Play BOND 23 Villain

     March 29, 2010

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File this one under highly-unlikely-but-conceptually-fascinating rumors in your bizarrely-specific filing system.  Cinema Blend reports that the Bond 23 filmmakers are considering Rachel Weisz to play the head of the evil organization, Quantum in the next movie.  Other than the source, how does CB bolster this argument?  Weisz is friends with Daniel Craig (they’re co-starring in an upcoming movie!) and she had a “personal relationship” with Mendes in the past.  I’m sold.

But it would be very cool to have a woman play the next Bond villain.  I’m sure Weisz would be fantastic in the role (as she is in just about everything), but I think having a woman be the head of Quantum would be a brilliant idea. Cinema Blend is incorrect in saying that no woman has risen above henchman-status among Bond villains.  Sophie Marceau was the main baddie of The World Is Not Enough, but I understand trying to forget that movie.

What are your thoughts on having a woman play the head of Quantum? Do you think Weisz would be a good choice or do you have a better killer lady in mind?  Let us know in the comments section.

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