There’s a Conspicuously Missing Name from MGM’s Purported James Bond Short List, But It Ain’t Idris’

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If these rumors about the next James Bond — should Daniel Craig decide to vacate the role — are true, I have good news and not as good news.

First up, Idris has made the MGM cut. According to *a source* at the studio:

To get anyone to take over from Daniel will be a tough job …. There will be a lot of trepidation about a new Bond, but Idris’ talent and proven appeal gives executives a lot of heart. Idris may be a little older than the other candidates but he looks like he is still in his 30s.

The other names said to be on the studio shortlist are:

Michael Fassbender

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Luke Evans

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Aidan Turner

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Charlie Hunnam (really?)

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The Hiddles

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Interestingly, though, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, who has the final decision on who ultimately takes on the James Bond role, has her eye on a couple of younger fellas.

Jamie Bell

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James Norton

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And now, the not as good news. SOMEONE IS MISSING.

I’d like to remind Ms. Broccoli and MGM of a person whose hat has publicly been thrown in the ring and, yet, somehow isn’t on the official short list. A person who’d be perfect for the role; a modern Bond who, instead of stirring the pot, would really shake things up.

Gillian Anderson

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We do hope the producers and MGM are truly keeping an open mind. Bond. Jane Bond.

 

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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