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Benedict Cumberbatch to be Next James Bond Villain?

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

It appears that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch may be the next James Bond villain after Skyfall if the latest online 007 rumors prove to be true.

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s critically acclaimed series Sherlock, is rumored to be the new villain in the upcoming James Bond film due for release in 2014.

The Daily Express of the UK reveals that the news about Benedict Cumberbatch comes an anonymous source who leaked the information to the outlet, saying that Cumberbatch is the perfect Bond villain and that a plan is already underway to have the actor on board.

“Work on the next film will begin next year and the plan is for Benedict to be on board,” the source allegedly claimed. “He grew up watching Bond, so it would be a childhood ambition fulfilled. Playing a Bond villain is one of the plum roles in film history and he’d jump at the chance.”

The outlet also reveals that the news comes at a very well-marketed time given the theatrical release of Skyfall, the latest bond film, in November.

How do you feel about Benedict Cumberbatch as a potential Bond villain?

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.
  • lucylou48

    I would love to see Benedict be a Bond. He’s sexy has a great voice. There’s a polished look about him that makes you want to see more of him. And when I saw him in that Jag,Wow! he looked like a Bond.