Rhys Ifans, recently seen on screen at the tail end of the Harry Potter franchise, has supposedly been cast in the as yet untitled next James Bond movie according to The Telegraph. While there has yet to be any official confirmation of this, this story does seem to have some substance to it. The same paper also said that Javier Bardem is confirmed to play the Bond villain in this 23rd movie in the franchise and that Sam Mendes will be shooting a significant amount of the film in South Africa. Bond 23 is scheduled to be released on October 26th 2012.

-John Balfe