Chiwetel Ejiofor Being Eyed For Next JAMES BOND Baddie

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One of the most notorious elements of the James Bond franchise, besides the suave agent himself, is the villain that 007 must out-wit and defeat. The baddies are some of the most iconic in film history, including Dr. No, Auric Goldfinger, Max Zorin, Janus, Le Chiffre and of course, the recently acquired Ernst Stavro Blofeld. These villains are dastardly and devious and embody the very idea of evil and they are fantastic. Aside from the famed Bond girls of the films, the villain is usually the most awaited casting news and with the 24th film gearing up for production later this year, fans of the spy series are anxiously awaiting news to see who James Bond will be chasing down.

While it’s a bit early to nail down exactly who it will be, the production team, being lead by returning director Sam Mendes, may be getting ready to start the casting process. The Wrap is reporting that Chiwetel Ejiofor is being eyed to take on the role of the villain for the upcoming installment in the James Bond series. Ejiofor is coming off an Oscar nomination for his stellar performance in the acclaimed 12 Years A Slave and would be an incredible addition to the franchise. This would not be the first time that Ejiofor would be playing a villain, as he once battled nerd favorite Nathan Fillion in Joss Whedon’s film Serenity, a movie extension of his famed Firefly series. Needless to say, he filled the role quite well and the thought of him in a James Bond film is quite exciting.

Not much is known about the yet-to-be titled 24th Bond flick, but it is rumored that the team will be casting it’s two female leads: the usual Bond girl and a Scandinavian with a troubled past who will serve as the love interest for Daniel Craig’s James Bond. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw will all be returning to their respective roles.

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