Awesome: Chiwetel Ejiofor Frontrunner To Be Bond Villain

Posted by Matthew on April 05, 2014
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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Maybe the Agent from Serenity will come back in time to menace James Bond?

The Wrap:

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for “12 Years a Slave,” Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner to play the villain opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

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Craig will return to don the tuxedo, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are set to reprise their roles as his boss M, ally Moneypenny and gadget guru Q, respectively.

While Ejiofor does not have an official offer yet and is not in formal talks, he is being eyed for the coveted role and is widely presumed to be the frontrunner amongst the other actors under consideration.

No official offer yet but news like this usually means that there’s one in the works and likely that it’s happening but nothing is on paper yet. Yet.

I can’t see this as anything other than good news really. Ejiofor is a hell of an actor with a reat range, so whether he needs to play the calculating brain with a bunch of henchmen or Bond’s equal in a fight (which we already did in Serenity) I think he’s a great choice.

Sorry though, that means that he’s likely not going to show up in Star Wars: Episode VII as had been rumoured.

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