10-Nov-2016 • Bond 25
Once considered a strong contender as a future James bond, Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender has ruled himself out of the role in an interview with GQ Magazine.
He also talked about the role with such ignorance that even a casual follower of the series would raise an eyebrow at his lack of understanding.
When asked if he would be interested in taking over, he said: "To be honest, no. As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group."
"No, I think the franchise needs something new. What about we start the film back in Sandhurst, army training, rather than on a yacht, or he's in the Middle East on an op and gets thrown in the brig for insubordination. He's going to get court-martialed..."
"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.' Fassbender laughs. "I just love Bond. Doesn't everyone? I grew up with him. It's always a fun conversation to have."
"But Bond should be someone in their early twenties." What about Ryan Gosling? "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."
...Best stick to 'X-Men' movies, Michael.