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007 settlement hints at evil Blofeld's return

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RYAN NAKASHIMA | November 15, 2013 04:19 PM EST | AP


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Could Blofeld be back?

The archvillain from the "James Bond" films — who's often seen stroking a white cat — might be making a return to the big screen following a settlement announced Friday between studio MGM, production company Danjaq and the estate of Kevin McClory.

McClory was a co-writer of the 1965 movie "Thunderball" with Bond book writer Ian Fleming but was embroiled in a legal dispute over the movie rights for over 50 years.

On Friday, the three parties announced that Danjaq and MGM had acquired all of the rights and interests relating to James Bond from the McClory estate and family.

Terms weren't disclosed.

The McClory family's law firm says McClory had created the iconic character, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and the global terrorist organization he headed, SPECTRE.