Javier Bardem confirmed that he would be playing the bad guy in Bond 23.

Man, this is awesome. 007 was always a part of my parent’s generation. I watched the movies out of nostalgia, enjoying the old stories, old characters like Connery and Moore. Now I feel someone is handing me a golden key. I can own the movies now. They are becoming part of my generation, my life, my actors are being casted.

This is incredible.