Benedict Cumberbatch Would Jump at the Chance to Play the Role of JAMES BOND

Benedict Cumberbatch Would Jump at the Chance to Play the Role of JAMES BOND

Cumberbatch who is promoting his new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sat down with Jonathon Ross. He briefly talks about his other new role, Smaug in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

"I would absolutely jump at the chance to play that kind of role. I think it would be so much fun. Technically what Matt Damon and Daniel Craig, and all the others before them, do is incredibly hard work. I've been lucky enough to do some quite interesting and diverse characters and roles, but I'd love to try something like that."

Before you just dismiss his comments as something most rising British stars would say, then keep this in mind. In this very same interview Benedict also said he had no interest in playing the beloved science fiction character, Dr. Who.

I've been following Benedict's interviews, as I have a lot of interest in his new movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Which boasts one of the greatest casts ever assembled. In those interviews he has stated multiple times that he would love to expand into action films, but this is the first time he has directly said that he would like the role of Bond.

Now, of course Daniel Craig has not vacated the position, but he of late has been whining quite a bit about how demanding the role is physically for him. And he only seems to be doing it because it allows him to get other roles that would be out of reach for him if he wasn't well known as Bond. Meaning, that role has a shot of opening up once that third outing for Craig is released.

If you have the time make sure you check out the video about his role as Smaug for The Hobbit, and the movie trailer below for Benedict's new spy film. Like I said this is an all star lineup: Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Ian McKellen, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, and Jon Hurt. Does it get any better then that?

Craig's third outing as James Bond will be released on October 26, 2012. Daniel Craig will be joined by Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, as well as a Judi Dench as M.

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SpiderArse92 - 9/11/2011, 5:34 PM
Noooooo no no no no. Perfect as Sherlock. Or even the Doctor. Not Bond.

Next Bond should be Michael Fassbender. With Vaughn directing. GOD that would be amazing...
Anthrax - 9/11/2011, 5:35 PM
whats up with his face
Anthrax - 9/11/2011, 5:35 PM
Michael Fassbender
aaronite1999 - 9/11/2011, 5:48 PM
Probably the worst proposal for a Bond I've ever heard.

Stick with Sherlock, Benedict - you do a great job :-)
jackdawak - 9/11/2011, 5:53 PM
HAHA Kudos on the X Men First Class theme in the trailer
freakybatman - 9/11/2011, 5:54 PM
I don't know an actor that wouldn't jump at the role of Bond, doesn't mean you are right for it.
patriautism - 9/11/2011, 5:55 PM
He is also playing Sauron in the Hobbit, not just Smaug
superbatspiderman - 9/11/2011, 5:57 PM
No he doesn't have the James Bond look. My vote goes to either Michael Fassbender or Tom Hardy.
LucasMend - 9/11/2011, 5:57 PM
god no. Píck him for the next Doctor :)
LucasMend - 9/11/2011, 5:57 PM
BlairCo - 9/11/2011, 6:00 PM
Ummm... Matt Damon was never Bond, he was Bourne. Cumberbatch was a great modern incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, but he looks too dry and young for a Bond. Someone like Michael Fassbender or Tom Hardy would have my vote.
xizorkatarn - 9/11/2011, 6:02 PM
No way. DOctor Who maybe, but never James Bond. I reserve that role for Fassbender and Fassbender only. Although, I've heard Ewan McGregor has been considered in the past too...
JohnPaul - 9/11/2011, 6:04 PM
NO, NO, NO! And NOT Dr. Who either.
secretasianboy - 9/11/2011, 6:06 PM
he's a bond villian or a new young Q
Valar1 - 9/11/2011, 6:10 PM
he needs at least 40 lbs of muscle to look like bond, same problem pierce brosnan had, but at least he could look grim, this guy can't
P862010 - 9/11/2011, 6:18 PM
bond should be cavill or fassbender
phoe1 - 9/11/2011, 6:21 PM

TOTAL film listed Toby Kebbell as a possible Bond Villain, but i think he would THE PERFECT choice for the next bond. he is young, rough and hungry. i think it would be a great return to the oldschool grittiness of bond. he is smooth but still rugged and rough round the edges.

some of his best films are dead man's shoes, control, rock n rolla and the veteran. especially the last one as he basically plays a bond-esque role with a very cool modern twist.

perfect choice.

JULEZ13 - 9/11/2011, 6:26 PM

THIS GUY IS NO BOND! This guy is ugly as hell!

Bond is supposed to have sex appeal. This guy is not sexy at all. Neither was Brosnan - I hate that guy. I always thought Daniel Craig was kinda old for the role, not to mention blonde! But he did have the persona and the BODY! I hope they make a chiseled Bond a permanent character element for future films. A top secret agent should be in shape, no?

But c'mon, what actor wouldn't jump at the opportunity to play THE James Bond? That is just a given.

Fassbender is a pretty good choice for Bond. No to Tom Hardy. But Henry Cavill would be frickin perfect for the role!
CROVL - 9/11/2011, 6:29 PM
Fassbender would own!!!...

Cavill would not be bad either.

Here's a thought, how about Idris Elba?!... Has the accent, physicality and charisma. A new interpretation of an iconic character.

My thoughts,

MaddMonkk - 9/11/2011, 6:32 PM
NO! this guy looks like a cross between Lyle Lovett and Dennis Quaid
ThatFan - 9/11/2011, 6:56 PM
Michael Fassbender sould be the next James Bond! But I'll always know him as Erik/Magneto
BuckyCap - 9/11/2011, 6:59 PM

JackDexx - 9/11/2011, 7:03 PM
Michael Fassbender as Bond

Benedict Cumberbatch as villian

[frick] yea
Superman8 - 9/11/2011, 7:03 PM
is he aware that a big part of the James Bond character is to be able to pick up women?
eatmyhit - 9/11/2011, 7:07 PM
I bet Ross had trouble keeping in the laughter when he came out with that! If they carry on in the same fashion after Daniel Craig retires from the role then i wouldn't be against Butler taken it up. Cavill would be awful his not old enough and his to much of a pretty boy! Fassbenders is a good shout though!
nuclearpriest - 9/11/2011, 7:09 PM
Only in England could you have a talkshow host with a vicious speech impediment. Ross sounds like British Elmer Fudd.
Supes17 - 9/11/2011, 7:24 PM
ScionStorm - 9/11/2011, 7:33 PM
I still say he looks like he should be playing Malekith the Accursed.
AsianVersionOfET - 9/11/2011, 8:21 PM
fergfurious - 9/11/2011, 8:47 PM
Fassbender all the way. This guy just looks WAY too young.
Frankie312 - 9/11/2011, 9:41 PM
lmfao really that would not work what so ever!!!
ballstothewall - 9/12/2011, 2:28 AM
Fassbender is not bond. Bond needs to be a high class british guy,BTW he's German.
LEEE777 - 9/12/2011, 3:10 AM

You gotta be kidding me?

A younger Q would be good!
mickbhoy - 9/12/2011, 3:37 AM
im a bit upset he doesnt want to be the doctor, i think he would be a great doctor, sort of a mix of chris ecclestone and matt smith, ohh well need to keep looking for another replacement for smith once he decides to move on. there will be some great actiors out there no one has heard but i do think he would have been great.
Orphix - 9/12/2011, 3:50 AM
Bond is the dullest [frick]ing character ever!!

This guy might just make it interesting.

I still would like to see him as Dr Strange - though I would prefer Guy Pearce.

And Fassbender is only half german. He grew up in Co. Kerry, Ireland - hence the accent.
MrBlueSky - 9/12/2011, 5:48 AM
Tom Hardy for Bond. Cumberbatch would make a good Doctor Strange.
nuck82 - 9/12/2011, 6:56 AM
hippopotamusprime - 9/12/2011, 7:07 AM
He's a great actor. Anyone can put on muscle with a trainer, and Bond doesn't need to be big anyway. I think he would make an excellent Bond. He's been great in everything I've seen him in, including Frankenstein.
MarvelChile - 9/12/2011, 7:43 AM
shane2188 - 9/12/2011, 9:13 AM
this guy is a [frick]ing clown... he will NEVER play bond.
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