September 24, 2012

RUMOR: Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Villain In BOND 24?

It seems that we're already starting to see Bond 24 rumors start to reveal themselves as CBM has picked up on an early one. This would see Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness, War Horse) pursing or wanted for the villain role in the untitled film. Daniel Craig has officially signed on for two more films which could have lead to early development of the next installment after Skyfall's extensive delays over the last couple of years. I wouldn't be shocked if they're going with previously scrapped or altered stories that were cut out during the lengthly script phase of the project. Of course it's way too early to even consider the producers even trying to wrangle actors but Cumberbatch is in high demand and would need to sign on early in it's casting process. Not to mention this "news" is sourced from a British tabloid.

No word yet on the next film's director but there had been previous interest from both Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan. However, Nolan hinted his take would involve a new Bond leading to the exit of Craig. My money would be on Boyle only because he makes the most sense as a follow up to Sam Mendes. We could also see a new take on the franchise and see Mendes stay on for the sequel. Having a director make back to back Bond films.

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