Michael Fassbender has ruled himself out of the running for the coveted role of James Bond. The film franchise are on the hunt for someone to fill the shoes of the current 007 Daniel Craig, but Michael feels that a major change should be made for the next movie.
The Kerry native thinks that it’s time a female was given the role of James Bond, or failing that a young and hungry actor such as Unbroken star Jack O’Connell.
Speaking in the December issue of British GQ the 39-year-old admitted that he’s a big fan of the films, but said that he wouldn’t accept the role if it was offered to him.
“To be honest, no. As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group … 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-martialled… I have thought about it a lot. 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 20s … 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. One thing is for sure, it won’t be anyone on the bookies’ lists. It never is,” he said.