Fans are quite excited for the revelation of who might bag the iconic role of James Bond. Ever since Daniel Craig stepped down a lot of possible names have been floating around including that of Michael Fassbender who is widely popular for his role as the mutant, Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.
Michael Fassbender talks about possibly bagging James Bond role
Michael Fassbender found his way into X-Men: First Class by auditioning for another one of Matthew Vaughn’s films. He recalled the director comparing his character to a 60s-style James Bond. Fassbender stated, “it was set in the 60s, and this character, Erik, he had envisioned him as a James Bond from the past.”
He joked that he saw First Class’ audition as an excuse to “do a really elaborate James Bond” as one had to worry about securing his next gig. However, it looks like his interest in playing Bond has since faded. In a 2016 interview with GQ, Fassbender stated that he had already thought about what his James Bond film would look like.
“Well, I have thought about it a lot. The film could start off in Sandhurst and how he became a ‘double 0’. M could walk in and say to him, ‘Bond, there’s a 00 project but it’s going to be totally off the book, black ops, and you’ve got to go into prison undetected. I just love Bond. Doesn’t everyone? I grew up with him. It’s always a fun conversation to have.”
Despite the elaborate storyline, Fassbender has come up with, he is the least bit interested in playing the titular character. When asked if he would even consider the opportunity, he replied:
“To be honest, no. As an acting job I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group.”
When the interviewer suggested Ryan Gosling for the part, Fassbender was in for the idea.
“Sure, why not? I always thought Bond should be British, but let’s get an American in. Or maybe someone like Jack O’Connell would be good? Or even better, how about Jane Bond? A woman. One thing is for sure, it won’t be anyone on the bookies’ lists. It never is.”
Richard Madden recently dropped some hints regarding James Bond. Since Craig’s departure, there has been much speculation of who will next take on the mantle of Britain’s most famous spy. Daniel Craig retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
Many suggested that Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston be among the several actors to play the role. It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. However, popular actor Idris Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond.