Michael Fassbender has no interest in playing James Bond but does have an actor in mind for the part

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Practically every actor in Hollywood has had their name attached to the role of James Bond and Michael Fassbender is no different. However, he has now ruled himself out of the running.

The Assassin’s Creed star told GQ that he has no interest in being 007, giving a clear answer when asked if he’d like the part:

 “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.”

Fassbender did have some suggestions for how the franchise can move forward though:

“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”

The X-Men actor thinks whoever they choose, they should be young and he even has a man in mind:

“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?”

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Would O’Connell make a good Bond? Here he is in 2014’s Unbroken.

Fassbender also supports the idea of a female Bond:

“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.”

Gillian Anderson’s name certainly has been in the mix with the actress even tweeting about it:

Tom Hardy remains the bookies favorite for the role but who would you like to see as the iconic secret agent?

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