UPDATE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For Villain Role In JAMES BOND 24

The news that director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan would indeed be returning for the follow-up to Skyfall came as a huge relief to 007 fans last year, but now the casting process is finally under way, and Academy Award nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is in the running to play the villain!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/4/2014

According to The Wrap, 12 Years a Slave and Serenity star Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner to play the lead villain in the next James Bond movie (which despite a convincing fake trailer, still has no title). Sam Mendes is set to direct Bond 24, and Skyfall scribe John Logan also returned to pen the screenplay. There aren't any solid character details as of yet, byt the site emphasise the fact that he is Sony and MGM's favourite for the role of 007's next foe. Meanwhile, casting for two key female parts is also underway. One is for a new Bond girl, while the other is described as, "a Scandinavian with a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond." Would you guys like to see Ejiofor (a fan favourite choice for Black Panther) as the next Bond baddie?

UPDATE: According to Aftonbladet (via Bleeding Cool), Swedish actresses Ida Engvoll and Disa Östrand are among those who have tested for the movie. Could one of them be the next Bond Girl? 

Source: The Wrap
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Pasto - 4/4/2014, 2:47 PM
Why's the bad guy have to be black? BLACK PEOPLE STEREOTYPES!
MarvelsDarkKnight - 4/4/2014, 2:57 PM
He was great as The Operative in Serenity as the villain so im sure he will be great in this
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/4/2014, 2:58 PM
@Pasto

Because we have to have our attention taken away from his last big role.
BritishMonkey - 4/4/2014, 2:58 PM
Put him as Black Panther. He was already a villain in Serenity.
Starfox - 4/4/2014, 3:00 PM
@Pasto Lmao
the bad guy has to be somebody, so why not get the Best Actor?
MrSotoMan - 4/4/2014, 3:00 PM
Probably a black Blofield..............no wait...nevermind.
KidGoku - 4/4/2014, 3:00 PM
Sweet! I love Chiewetell such a great actor and would be a great Black Pather. For some reason i knew he would be in a Bond film
sKeemAn - 4/4/2014, 3:00 PM
@pasto

Love the avatar of Kendrick with the crown. Best young rapper right now. Kudos.
ALmazing - 4/4/2014, 3:01 PM
No don't do it! Marvel, he needs to become Black Panther!
KidGoku - 4/4/2014, 3:02 PM
@Pasto
Man I'm black as well but this isn't really a huge issue that he's the bad guy, he's a Bond villain not just some bad guy so that tells you something about Chiewetell himself. I can't wait!
0megaDaGod - 4/4/2014, 3:02 PM
Dammit, stopped reading after 'Eyed For' and just imagined the next words were BLACK PANTHER
sKeemAn - 4/4/2014, 3:02 PM
He was awesome in Serenity as the villain. He was cold, precise and logical. Sounds like he should be a Sith Lord.
Ramiel - 4/4/2014, 3:03 PM
Pasto,

Well, the last villain was a Spaniard.
sKeemAn - 4/4/2014, 3:04 PM
I'm with this but I need Elba as Bond too. Lets turn Bond to black.
MrSotoMan - 4/4/2014, 3:08 PM
I hope he gets the part honestly.
Humby - 4/4/2014, 3:08 PM
Remake Live and Let Die. As much as I love that movie and every cheesy bit of silliness in it, I think it would be an interesting story retold in the new Craig-Bond-verse.
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/4/2014, 3:09 PM
Idris would make a better Bond villain. More menacing. Should be a rougue agent. 008 or some shit.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 4/4/2014, 3:10 PM
I'm all for this, we need him as Black Panther too. For once, the film studios should just go with the obvious choice.
ALmazing - 4/4/2014, 3:12 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor has to be BP, but he would make a pretty good villain for JB too.

Nubase - 4/4/2014, 3:18 PM
after the success of 12 years a slave its only natural for him to be in bond and he will kill it!

As for him doing a CBM don't hold your breath, he won't be doing any soon
MrSotoMan - 4/4/2014, 3:19 PM
Guys...

Just cause he is playing a Bond villain, doesn't mean he will be unable to play Black Panther.
Enphlieuwince - 4/4/2014, 3:20 PM
He would be great in a Bond film.
sKeemAn - 4/4/2014, 3:21 PM
I can only imagine the backlash from making a Bond with an all black cast.
TheAmazingSlade - 4/4/2014, 3:21 PM
Save him for Black Panther, i have made a list of potential actors who could do well as Bond villains.

1. Klaus Kinski
2. Oliver Reed
3. Lee Van Cleef
4. Anthony Quinn
5. James Mason
6. Maximilian Schell
7. Jean Reno
8. Gerard Depardieu
9. Christoph Waltz
10.John Malkovich
11.Karel Roden
12.Christian Berkel
13.Thomas Kretschmann
14.Stellan Skarsgard
15.Anthony Hopkins
16. Michael Wincott
17.Peter Sarsgaard
18.Chiwetel Ejiofor
19.Willem Dafoe
sKeemAn - 4/4/2014, 3:27 PM
With all the BS we got from MBJ playing Torch, there would lynching in the streets.
TheBeard - 4/4/2014, 3:30 PM
He's gonna be an Asian terrorist from Chile
Bloodraven - 4/4/2014, 3:33 PM
The only things I'd seen him in before 12YAS were Love Actually and American Gangster, now I'll watch anything that he's in.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/4/2014, 3:34 PM
patriautism - 4/4/2014, 3:38 PM
Eh As Black Panther won't come out until atleast 2016 He could very easily be in both. Marvel would make one stupid move if they don't cast him as Black Panther plain and simple. But then again, he might not want to play the role, even though he was clearly born for it.
spidey1994 - 4/4/2014, 3:40 PM
This

needs to happen!
Chewtoy - 4/4/2014, 3:44 PM
Loved him in Serenity. Hopefully the next bond film will have a much better story... That last one was painfully stupid.
Nomis1800 - 4/4/2014, 3:45 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor needs to stay away from the crappy MCU films, period.

I really like him, I think he's a great actor. It'd be very interesting to see him take on a villainy role. He surely gets to show a whole other side! I hope this works out.

As for Bond Girls, I love Penelope Cruz but I wouldn't be surprised if she won't be in it sadly…
ndwwrestler2 - 4/4/2014, 3:47 PM
@Nomis1800 You know what, this is why we prefer regular Nomis.
MrNiklander - 4/4/2014, 3:50 PM
I was asked to play BOND JAMES BOND but my wife at the time said to me''If you play Bond I wont marry you''.The things we do for love
SaxoWolf - 4/4/2014, 3:51 PM
Aldis Hodge = Black Panther

ComradeGrey - 4/4/2014, 3:51 PM
T'CHALLA!
90caliber - 4/4/2014, 3:55 PM
No as T'challa but yes for T'chaka. The Black panther should be young. He got the mantle young, in his teens. Now, while I do not want to see a teenage Black Panther I do not want him to be older than say 25,26. He should be the youngest of all the Avengers.
90caliber - 4/4/2014, 3:57 PM
No as T'challa but yes for T'chaka. The Black panther should be young. He got the mantle young, in his teens. Now, while I do not want to see a teenage Black Panther I do not want him to be older than say 25,26. He should be the youngest of all the Avengers. I like Chiwetel Ejiofor for T'chaka and Aldis Hodge for T'challa. IMO.
90caliber - 4/4/2014, 4:00 PM
That being said the first BP movie could be a period piece ( like Cap) starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as T'chaka and the second starring Aldis Hodge as T'challa.
marvel72 - 4/4/2014, 4:03 PM
@ nomis1800

please tell me what's wrong with the marvel cinematic universe,granted you don't have to like all the movies.

but iron man,the avengers & captain america the winter soldier are five star movies.
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