All very intriguing. The Waltz stuff could be a ploy. Not uncommon for a major villain to orchestrate plots and schemes while incarcerated. Especially Blofeld even from some remote MI6 black op cell. Another option is if Bellucci returns. I’ve always suspected there was more to her character and involvement than a five minutes of screen time cameo.
I always believe there’s a game plan with Eon, but being able to bring Spectre back into the scene and wanting to wrap a full story arc around it has snowballed on them and, as stated by a few here, they’ve painted themselves into a corner, but, with Craig’s last bit, there’s a way to complete this mural without it looking like a Pollack piece gone wrong. At least I hope so.
MGW once stated that, as far as Bond’s background went, it was simply highly ranked BSS agent, former Navy Commander, orphaned and simply a “man from nowhere who gets the job done”. Hopefully, we can get back to that with Bond #7 in Bond 26.