Bruce Willis eyes role as next Bond villain

'Die Hard' star says that last year's 'Skyfall 'really renewed my love for 007'

Bruce Willis has revealed he is keen to play the next Bond villain.

Last year’s Skyfall became the highest-grossing Bond film of all-time, taking over $1.1 billion (£730 million) at the box office worldwide, and Javier Bardem‘s performance as camp blond baddie Raoul Silva was singled out for special praise.

Now Willis, known for playing the hero in films like Die Hard and Armageddon, has expressed an interest in following in his footsteps. He told the Daily Express: “I always thought it would be more fun to play bad guys. I tried it a couple of times but it really wasn’t as much fun as I thought it would be so I’ll stay good unless there’s a James Bond villain offer. That last movie really renewed my love for 007.”

Makers MGM have recently confirmed that the 24th Bond film will be released “within the next three years”. Skyfall director Sam Mendes has revealed he will not be returning for the follow-up but Daniel Craig is contracted for at least another two movies and Skyfall writer John Logan has been hired to pen the next two scripts.

Meanwhile, Willis’s latest film GI Joe: Retaliation, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum, opened in cinemas yesterday (March 27). Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the trailer.