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Oscar Nom Chiwetel Ejiofor Being Eyed for James Bond Villain!

Oscar Nom Chiwetel Ejiofor Being Eyed for James Bond Villain!

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play the villain opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond movie, according to Variety.

While no offer has been made yet, sources say that the 36-year-old actor is the front-runner for the role and scheduling is being worked out.

In addition to Daniel returning to his role as 007, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw will all be coming back for the new picture, as will Skyfall director Sam Mendes. Plot details are not currently known, but the film already has a release date set for November 6, 2015.

Chiwetel is best known for his Oscar nominated work in the movie 12 Years a Slave, but he has also played villains in the films Children of Men and Four Brothers.

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  • ewafdawe

    I think he would be great!

  • sue hayes

    Why not have him play James Bond? He is a great actor, British and very handsome!

  • Umm

    @sue hayes: I think that would be kind of awkard to just replace Daniel Craig like that especially if he is contracted already to play Bond in a certain amount of movies. Usually they switch out Bonds when they get older and Daniel Craig is still sexy as ever. So is Chiwetel Ejifor. But I always thought villains had a sexy vibe anyway, their dangerous.

  • Umm

    @Umm: *Awkward

  • Thank You!

    Yes! Use these GREAT actors while we still have them!

  • YES

    While it would be awesome to see him as James Bond (as sue hayes said above), I also agree with “Umm” who said it wouldn’t be cool to replace Daniel Craig who’s already contracted. That said, I think Chiwetel was awesome in Four Brothers as the villain. I think he’ll do a great job!

  • Tamra

    Forget about the next JB villain. He should be James Bond!

  • Wow

    that’s a tough decision because he has Bond likeness but once he’s a villain its one time in the series ..villains don’t reappear. I had the impression Craig was done with playing Bond, so if he takes the role, and Craig quits that would sux because he could clearly be Bond…or Idris Bond

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    I hope so. He played a good villain in Serenity. He wasn’t bad with his ninja moves either.

  • Ava

    @ sue Hayes . What??? Why would they , stupidest comment ever.. That last James Bond was the highest grosses one yet, over a billion dollars. And they would change it for a guy who’s never been a lead in a movie that’s made money , besides a block blocker..

  • Jack S.

    @Umm: Sean Connery was replaced by Roger Moore, who was replaced by Timothy Dalton, who was replaced by Pierce Brosman (sp) who was replace by Daniel Craig.
    Roger Moore was successful in The Saint, but none of the other made block busters, so your point is moot.

  • Umm

    @Jack S.: No my point stands you just can’t obviously understand it. :) Dats cool I don’t care.

  • anna

    Tamra @ 04/04/2014 at 8:07 pm

    I doubt that Chiwetel Ejiofor will ever get the role of James Bond. But I do agree he would be an excellent choice for the main villain.

  • Wurry

    Villian ….I dunno, but he sure would make a sexy Bond!

  • Rocky

    @sue hayes:

    ITA! LOVE Chewy!!