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Chiwetel Ejiofor frontrunner to play villain in Bond 24

Apr. 4, 2014by:

In the mood for some awesome BOND 24 news?

Looks like Chiwetel Ejiofor is currently being eyed to play the villain in the next installment opposite Daniel Craig. Actually, thats pretty fantastic news. I think that Ejiofor would be a worth adversary. Currently the actor is assumed to be the frontrunner, which makes me wonder who else they have on their minds to take on the role of the baddie.

Sadly, we dont have any additional details on the character at this time. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are said to be reprising their roles for the next installment.

I can tell you that the next roles to be cast will be two female leads. One is a new bond girl, and the other is "a Scandinavian with a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond." Nothing too shocking there. Theres always a girl with a troubled past who is sexy and appealing.

Sam Mendes is back on board to direct the script from John Logan.

Would Ejiofor be a good villain? Got anyone else in mind?

Source: The Wrap

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12:08AM on 04/06/2014

Idris

Why not?
Why not?
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11:29AM on 04/06/2014
What is it about Idris fucking Elba that is so appealing and makes him stand out from so many other actors?! (that's not rhetorical, I would honestly like to know)
What is it about Idris fucking Elba that is so appealing and makes him stand out from so many other actors?! (that's not rhetorical, I would honestly like to know)
8:35PM on 04/06/2014
Idris Elba is the man.

If there were a film starring him and Nathan Fillion, this website would explode.
Idris Elba is the man.

If there were a film starring him and Nathan Fillion, this website would explode.
8:11PM on 04/05/2014
Wow what great casting! I really hope they go with him. What an outstanding actor he is.
Wow what great casting! I really hope they go with him. What an outstanding actor he is.
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6:42PM on 04/05/2014
Perfect choice.
Perfect choice.
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4:03PM on 04/05/2014
He was kinda meh as the villain in 4 Brothers, and that's being kind, but we'll see, he was incredible in 12 Years. Great actor.
He was kinda meh as the villain in 4 Brothers, and that's being kind, but we'll see, he was incredible in 12 Years. Great actor.
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4:00PM on 04/05/2014
Thought it said he was in the running to play bond for a second
Thought it said he was in the running to play bond for a second
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10:20AM on 04/05/2014
This needs to happen. He would be a fantastic Bond villain. Does anyone remember Serenity? He made for a killer villain. I'm so on board with this.
This needs to happen. He would be a fantastic Bond villain. Does anyone remember Serenity? He made for a killer villain. I'm so on board with this.
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7:33AM on 04/05/2014
That is a fantastic idea. I was really curious what he was going to follow 12 Years Slave with. In terms of other villain choices, I have three guys for you. Gary Oldman, V[iggo Mortensen and Anothony Hopkins
That is a fantastic idea. I was really curious what he was going to follow 12 Years Slave with. In terms of other villain choices, I have three guys for you. Gary Oldman, V[iggo Mortensen and Anothony Hopkins
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11:31AM on 04/06/2014
Excellent suggestions regarding Viggo and Hopkins.
Excellent suggestions regarding Viggo and Hopkins.
4:47AM on 04/05/2014

I agree.

He was fantastic at Serenity.
He was fantastic at Serenity.
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3:32AM on 04/05/2014
How about Benedict Cumberbatch? Gary Oldman? Christian Bale?
How about Benedict Cumberbatch? Gary Oldman? Christian Bale?
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12:59AM on 04/05/2014
ya i can see him giving bond a hard time he was a great bad guy in serenity
ya i can see him giving bond a hard time he was a great bad guy in serenity
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12:53AM on 04/05/2014
This would be amazing. I'll be disappointed if anyone else is cast now. Though I'd like to see Clive Owen as a villain down the road. Like an MI6 mole in a goldeneye trevelyan sort of way. I think that'd be pretty awesome. But more than any of that I'd love the Arctic Monkeys to do a bond song. If they did the song to the bond film either of those two starred in it would automatically be the greatest bond film ever.
This would be amazing. I'll be disappointed if anyone else is cast now. Though I'd like to see Clive Owen as a villain down the road. Like an MI6 mole in a goldeneye trevelyan sort of way. I think that'd be pretty awesome. But more than any of that I'd love the Arctic Monkeys to do a bond song. If they did the song to the bond film either of those two starred in it would automatically be the greatest bond film ever.
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12:18AM on 04/05/2014
He would be a great Bond villain. The others that come to mind are Terry O'Quinn or Bryan Cranston as Blofeld.
He would be a great Bond villain. The others that come to mind are Terry O'Quinn or Bryan Cranston as Blofeld.
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11:01PM on 04/04/2014

still waiting for Hugo Weaving to be a Bond villain

because... why the fuck not?
because... why the fuck not?
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10:38PM on 04/04/2014
I'd have gone with Idris Elba. He has a certain charisma that demands respect and at times can be very fearful. Kind of like Aurich Goldfinger meets Sanchez from License To Kill.
I'd have gone with Idris Elba. He has a certain charisma that demands respect and at times can be very fearful. Kind of like Aurich Goldfinger meets Sanchez from License To Kill.
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10:59PM on 04/04/2014
... is that racist? i mean, does it HAVE to be a black actor in this role? i dunno.
... is that racist? i mean, does it HAVE to be a black actor in this role? i dunno.
11:23PM on 04/04/2014
No, I did not mean that at all. I genuinely think that Idris Elba would make a nice Bond villain. I like him a lot in "Luther" TV series. We hardly see him as a villain but, like I said, he has a certain charisma that demands respect and can be fearsome at times.
No, I did not mean that at all. I genuinely think that Idris Elba would make a nice Bond villain. I like him a lot in "Luther" TV series. We hardly see him as a villain but, like I said, he has a certain charisma that demands respect and can be fearsome at times.
12:03AM on 04/05/2014
@TAE K, is it racist to assume Netforce isn't black? Elba isn't a bad choice.
@TAE K, is it racist to assume Netforce isn't black? Elba isn't a bad choice.
1:47PM on 04/05/2014
I think it's racist that there hasn't been a black villain (henchmen in Casino Royale don't count) since Live and Let Die
I think it's racist that there hasn't been a black villain (henchmen in Casino Royale don't count) since Live and Let Die
10:22PM on 04/04/2014
He'd be perfect as a bond villain. It's Friday night, so I'm going to drink now.
He'd be perfect as a bond villain. It's Friday night, so I'm going to drink now.
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9:40PM on 04/04/2014
Perfect choice in my opinion. Can't wait to see how this one plays out...
Perfect choice in my opinion. Can't wait to see how this one plays out...
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9:39PM on 04/04/2014
Hell yeah! Go all Operative on Bond's ass!
Hell yeah! Go all Operative on Bond's ass!
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8:32PM on 04/04/2014
he would be an excellent choice just watch him in Serenity
he would be an excellent choice just watch him in Serenity
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7:32PM on 04/04/2014
Hell yes! He was an AWESOME villain in Serenity.
Hell yes! He was an AWESOME villain in Serenity.
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7:23PM on 04/04/2014
Hope he gets the role. He would make for an awesome villain.

I like the villain suggestions of Spacey and Fassbender, but I also think Tom Cruise or Gary Oldman would make for great Bond villains as well.
Hope he gets the role. He would make for an awesome villain.

I like the villain suggestions of Spacey and Fassbender, but I also think Tom Cruise or Gary Oldman would make for great Bond villains as well.
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9:08PM on 04/04/2014
Spacey and Oldman have too many villainous roles between them. There wouldn't be any surprise seeing one of them against Bond (even though Oldman has been on a nice-guy run lately). While I'd love to see Tom Cruise as a villain again, not in a Bond film.
Spacey and Oldman have too many villainous roles between them. There wouldn't be any surprise seeing one of them against Bond (even though Oldman has been on a nice-guy run lately). While I'd love to see Tom Cruise as a villain again, not in a Bond film.
10:29PM on 04/04/2014
True. I was also gonna suggest Downey Jr being a good villain for a Bond film.
True. I was also gonna suggest Downey Jr being a good villain for a Bond film.
7:13PM on 04/04/2014
Fuck yeah...excellent choice. He was so underrated as a baddie in SERENITY.

"TARGET THE REAVERS!"
Fuck yeah...excellent choice. He was so underrated as a baddie in SERENITY.

"TARGET THE REAVERS!"
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7:01PM on 04/04/2014
I'm a big fan of this. He has been a great actor on my radar for years, and I think he hasnt always gotten his due credit because of some of the movies he picks (here's lookin at you Spike Lee). But he's really excellent, and I think would be a very worthy adversary for 007.
I'm a big fan of this. He has been a great actor on my radar for years, and I think he hasnt always gotten his due credit because of some of the movies he picks (here's lookin at you Spike Lee). But he's really excellent, and I think would be a very worthy adversary for 007.
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6:57PM on 04/04/2014

Fuckin Yes.

I am so down for this. Would love to see Ejiofor bring that old school style of grace and sophistication into a modern, terroristic world of a Bond movie. He killed it in Serenity and he'd do the same here.
I am so down for this. Would love to see Ejiofor bring that old school style of grace and sophistication into a modern, terroristic world of a Bond movie. He killed it in Serenity and he'd do the same here.
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6:56PM on 04/04/2014
If not him, then please KEVIN SPACEY. I beg, I beg.
If not him, then please KEVIN SPACEY. I beg, I beg.
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6:52PM on 04/04/2014
Id love to see Fassbender as a Bond villain but hes great too
Id love to see Fassbender as a Bond villain but hes great too
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10:58PM on 04/04/2014
fassbender as a rebooted trevelyan!
fassbender as a rebooted trevelyan!
9:56AM on 04/05/2014
I was thinking more like Blofeld
I was thinking more like Blofeld
6:51PM on 04/04/2014
He is a great actor and an awesome villain. Remember him in "Serenity"??
He is a great actor and an awesome villain. Remember him in "Serenity"??
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