Despite what you might have read repeatedly, Christoph Waltz insists he isn't playing classic Bond villain Ernst Blofeld in "Spectre."
"That is absolutely untrue," the two-time Oscar winner reiterated to GQ. "That rumor started on the Internet, and the Internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser."
Of course, it's certainly understandable if you thought Waltz was playing Blofeld. After all, the mysterious Franz Oberhauser is described merely as a senior figure within the international terrorist organization SPECTRE. It doesn't require much of a leap for us to envision a white cat in Waltz's lap.
Walt's remark also brings to mind all of those times Benedict Cumberbatch denied he was playing Khan in "Star Trek Into Darkness." So perhaps we'll simply have to wait until later this year to know for sure.
Directed by Sam Mendes, "Spectre" also stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott. The film opens Nov. 6.