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Javier Bardem Wanted For Bond 23
He's been offered a licence to co-star

31 January 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Javier Bardem is a popular man right now. He’s already in the mix as a possible Roland Deschain for Ron Howard’s ambitious take on The Dark Tower, and now it appears that the EON team are eager for him to take a hefty role in the 23rd Bond film alongside Daniel Craig.

Deadline reports that MGM and regular Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are looking to snag Bardem as the likely second male lead of the movie. And while we could definitely see him playing a villainous type in the high echelons of the Quantum organisation, there’s no confirmation yet on what the part might actually be – for all anyone outside of EON knows, he could be another intelligence type who helps Bond out, or another, more mysterious player in the world of 007. If we had our choice, though, we’d put him as a formidable challenge to Daniel Craig’s hero.

Ever since MGM finally got things sorted out and set a November 9, 2012 release date, the pieces of the new Bond have started to slowly draw together Sam Mendes is still attached to direct the script from Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan; and Judi Dench confirmed last week that she’ll return as M. Despite the longer break between this film and the last one, the story apparently picks up almost immediately after the events of Quantum of Solace.

If the idea appeals to you, don’t get your hopes up too quickly: Bardem has turned big roles down before and, as, mentioned, he’s a man with plenty of choices. Plus there’s a certain infant (the child he just had with Penelope Cruz) who has a high-profile role for him: dad…


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Chighurh
"Call it, Bond-o". More

Posted by nemesis prime at 16:07 on 01 February 2011 | Report This Post

Looking forward to it.
They should have him reprise his No Country For Old Men role. James Bond Vs Anton Chigurgh; in the best showdown since Connery met Shaw. Who wouldn't want that? More

Posted by LSJShez at 17:23 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: hmmm
Top choice. Get him on the case doing horrible things to Bond. More

Posted by JRockwell at 16:58 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

hmmm
I'm not going to make any comment until I know more. Wait, hang on a minute... aw cr- More

Posted by Cynric at 14:09 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

It'd be better to make him an ally - the high profile actor with a foreign accent as bad guy is getting a little tired... More

Posted by DavidKing at 13:35 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

Bond to be Good 3
This is quite a cast and crew that's being pulled together, as a Bond fan I am getting rather excited about this one, or am I just sad git More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:41 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

good choice 2
i think he is a good dad More

Posted by bryanbotsareli at 10:46 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

good choice
i think he is a good actor. More

Posted by michaelblade at 01:34 on 31 January 2011 | Report This Post

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