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 seven 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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  • AbbySaurus

    Maybe that list is a red herring and they really are considering a woman for the part.
    Yeah, I know. Haven’t had enough coffee yet.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/oOX5qIDkzDjeo/giphy.gif

  • emmalita

    Jamie Bell always strikes me as kind of a creeper. I’m not sure that I have any information to back that up, but there you go. Maybe it’s his chin. idk

    I think we all know that if I were casting it would be Idris, Gillian, or Tilda. Or all three.

    • Valhallaback Girl

      “Maybe it’s his chin”

      Too fucking funny!

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Luke Evans?

  • are we still trying to make Luke Evans Happen? HE”S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Same with Armie Hammer face.

    I still say Idris or GA.

    Hiddles i love you, but no.

    • Bradley Cooper is still around, so uh…anyone can happen.