Michael Fassbender reveals why he never wants to be James Bond

Fassbender... no designs on Bond - Credit: Telestar
Fassbender… no designs on Bond – Credit: Telestar

His name floats about as one of the possible replacements for Daniel Craig, once he decides to hang up his tux, but don’t go putting any money on Michael Fassbender becoming 007.

The ’12 Years A Slave’ star has no interest in the role, because Craig has already been there and done that.

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Asked if he’d sign up, he told GQ: “To be honest, no.

“As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group. I think the franchise needs something new.”

Instead, he said he’d be up for a young Bond taking over, or even an actress taking on the role.

“What about we start the film back in Sandhurst, Army training rather than on a yacht.

“Or he’s in the Middle East on an op and gets thrown in the brig for insubordination? He’s going to get court-martialled… I have thought about it a lot.”

“I just love Bond. Doesn’t everyone? I grew up with him,” he added.

O'Connell... could be up for the role - Credit: Yahoo File
O’Connell… could be up for the role – Credit: Yahoo File

“It’s always a fun conversation to have. But Bond should be someone in their early 20s… I always thought Bond should be British, but let’s get an American in or maybe someone like Jack O’Connell would be good?

“Or even better, how about Jane Bond? A woman. One thing is for sure, it won’t be anyone on the bookies’ lists. It never is.”

26-year-old O’Connell is indeed said to be in the frame for the role. Perhaps Fassbender knows something we don’t?