Well, it seems now he has, and we couldn't be happier.
Speaking to ABC's Nightline, Bardem responded to a question about his possible role as a villain in the new James Bond film with the following giddy statement:
“I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, and to play that is going to be fun. They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”
Which sounds like pretty solid confirmation to us.
Bardem is a brilliant actor and has already played one of our favourite movie villains ever - in No Country For Old Men, obvs - so we can't wait to see him face-off against Daniel Craig's Bond.
And with casting rumours still placing Ralph Fiennes as a secondary villain, 007 is going to have to raise his game if he wants to stop the sky from falling. Or whatever.