Michael Fassbender Adamant He’ll Never Play James Bond, But He Has Some Amazing Ideas For The Next Film
Michael Fassbender may have refused to play the next James Bond, but he makes an excellent assassin, according to Entertainment Focus. The X-Men: Apocalypse actor, who turns 40 next year, can be seen in a brand new featurette for the Assassin’s Creed film.
Based on the cult video game of the same name, Assassin’s Creed is a promising project coming this holiday season. In the movie, Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, who unlocks his genetic memories with the help of advanced technology.
Michael Fassbender’s character finds out that he descended from a secret society called the Assassins, and experiences the adventurous path of his ancestor named Aguilar in 15th Century Spain. This allows him to master the skills once possessed by the Assassins and go on a dangerous mission to take down Templar organization in the present day.
Michael Fassbender is one of the busiest actors of this generation. The Oscar-nominated actor is best known for his roles in 12 Years a Slave and X-Men: Days of Future Past. In Assassin’s Creed, which is set to hit theaters on December 21, the actor stars alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, while Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) is directing the film.
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Although Michael Fassbender is one of the busiest actors today, he has just turned down the role of the next James Bond, according to GQ Magazine. The 12 Years a Slave actor was rumored to be in talks of becoming the next Bond after Daniel Craig quit the role.
The front-runners to fill in Craig’s shoes as the next James Bond are Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit), and Idris Elba (Luther). In his recent interview with GQ Magazine, Michael Fassbender said he would “never” play James Bond.
“To be honest, no. As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group.”
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When the interviewee tells Michael Fassbender that Craig is actually about ten years older than him, the Assassin’s Creed actor says he looks “about 50,” and adds that 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.”
Michael Fassbender also said that James Bond should be someone in their early twenties. And he thinks getting an American to be the next James Bond would be a very good idea. But even better, what about a woman, Jane Bond?
Michael Fassbender even has his own idea how to make new James Bond fresh. The Assassin’s Creed actor says the film should start off in Sandhurst to let viewers see 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.'”
Explaining why he’s so enthusiastic about James Bond and why he has his own ideas for a Bond film, Michael Fassbender said that he just “loves” the franchise, adding that he grew up with James Bond.
While he thinks having Ryan Gosling as the next James Bond is a good idea, Michael Fassbender says an even better idea is to have Jane Bond, a woman. When asked about the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the actor tried to explain the Trump phenomenon.
“I think people are angry and that’s why Trump got such a huge following. They feel disenfranchised, and this is their way to strike back. But is he the answer they are looking for?”
Michael Fassbender added that Trump seems like a person who could get the U.S. “into a mess.”
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