We all know Daniel Craig’s take on James Bond is awesome and he’s entering the conversation as second best Bond ever now, but one thing that’s equally true of the best 007 films is they need an equally great villain.
After “Goldeneye,” with Sean Bean’s spectacular 006. Pierce Brosnan’s stint didn’t feature a foe that would rank in the Top 10 best Bond villains, but Craig has already matched up against one in Javier Bardem’s Silva in “Skyfall.” And now he may be getting another one.
Variety is reporting that Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave“) is MGM’s top choice to star alongside Bond. While lately he’s been cast as the main hero, my first exposure to him was as the calculating villain in “Serenity,” so I’m perfectly confident in his ability to play the heel.
The still to be titled “Bond 25” will be directed by “Skyfall” Director Sam Mendes and stars Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes and will be another of the highly anticipated films for 2015, a.k.a. “The Best Movie Year Ever.”
What do you think? Would Ejiofor make as great a Bond villain as I’m sure he’d be against Craig?