Bond fans will recall that Mr. White, the silent antagonist of Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale escaped his fate by the blessing of a cut scene from the end of Quantum, just over a year ago.
Now, the actor that plays him, Danish star Jesper Christensen, has made a statement at a Berlin film festival press conference, saying two is enough, and according to the James Bond website MI6 the actor has no polite words for Bond or Craig. The British site ran the quote:
With the decision to save Mr White for future drama – many of us assumed that he would return in Bond 23 – the fan community are now speculating about the fate of one of the more interesting villains to grace this new era of James Bond.
The new James Bond movie will obviously proceed without him, but we wonder how much of a shock this has come to the producers of the James Bond 007 adventures and will a recast be attempted in order to wrap up the story.
Perhaps a Blofeld-like operation is needed for Mr. White?
UPDATE: Jesper Christensen explains that he was misrepresented at the Berlin Film Festival, saying “I have great respect for the people who make Bond films. They have managed to create their very own meta-universe, almost a genre in itself and a series of 23 films now. It is unique.”