MTV are reporting, via an anonymous source, that British born actor Michael Sheen will play Blofeld in Bond 23. The creative process for Bond 23 only started very recently, possibly just this month. Any casting rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, although this speculative casting is both exciting and encouraging and would presumably offer a new look for the archetypal Ernst Stavro Blofeld villain.
Multiple Oscar winner Peter Morgan is co-scripting the Bond movie — he and Sheen have worked together on numerous occasions, including “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon”. This long standing writer-actor relationship gives some significant weight to the rumor; and we already know Morgan has the Midas touch when writing for Sheen — this could be good, very good.