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Michael Fassbender wants a James Bond that isn’t him, is a woman

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Someone get Michael Fassbender a job on the next Bond movie, but not as Bond. In a new interview with British GQ, the actor revealed that while he doesn’t want to play the role, he has spent some time thinking about the direction of the franchise. Here’s his pitch: “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…” Okay, we’re listening. He continued: “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.’” Are you hearing this, Albert Broccoli and Barbara Broccoli? A hunky human wants a consulting job on your films.

As for who should take on the part, Fassbender seemed pretty meh on the idea of Ryan Gosling—(“Sure, why not?)—but more enthusiastic about a Jack O’Connell type. “Or even better, how about Jane Bond? A woman,” he said. “One thing is for sure, it won’t be anyone on the bookies’ lists. It never is.” Fassbender, you just won yourself two new best friends in the forms of Emilia Clarke and Gillian Anderson.


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