Blofeld is James Bond’s most iconic villain and the one who has made the most appearances in the series and Christoph Waltz is amazing at everything he does and a boon to a series coming off a massive high and in the home stretch of Daniel Craig’s incredible run as Ian Fleming’s spy. It’s ideal casting.
Apparently the name of the character Waltz is supposed to be playing isn’t Blofeld but the folks close to the article shared this nugget:
“One Hollywood source, who asked not to be named, said: ‘Christoph Waltz is playing Blofeld in the next Bond film. The tone of the 007 films has changed significantly in recent years and the producers have changed the character to fit in with the new-look 007.”