The next Bond film is beginning to take shape. We recently reported that Daniel Craig had signed up to reprise his role as the slightly riskier, slightly edgier James Bond for the twenty-third incarnation of the famous franchise. Deadline Hollywood is saying that Javier Bardem will be taking a leading role in the film. The acclaimed actor, fresh off a wonderful performance in Biutiful, would surely make an outstanding villain in Sam Mendes' film. Judi Dench also recently confirmed that she will be returning as M.