Which Actor Should Play the Next Bond Villain?

Javier Bardem in Skyfall.

So I just got done posting up an fun little post re: James Bond. The question at hand is who do you think should play the next Bond villain.

While that post is a generalized overview of who potential actors could slip into villain mode, I didn’t really go into detail about who my choice would be. Certainly in the process of coming up with potential there were a handful of actors that go knocked out of the poll. I had to trim that thing down to around 10 choices.

Here are a few names that didn’t make that list (but I mention them as casual nudge-nudge suggestions to fans):  Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Spacey, John Malkovich, Forest Whitaker, and Clive Owen .

Other names that got crossed out early on in the process (though some of them I kind of like) include Jude Law, Hayden Christensen, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard, Hugo Weaving, Michael Shannon and Liev Schrieber.

From that group of names, I could totally see Cotillard as a Bond Girl and Weaving, Shannon, Schrieber and Dafoe as excellent villains. Spacey would be an interesting choice as would Law. But my choice would by Weisz.

Married to Daniel Craig, casting her as his nemesis would be a particularly intriguing as the chemistry between the two would be a joy to watch. She brings Oscar cred with her and has starred in blockbuster tentpoles, including the most recent Bourne film, The Bourne Legacy.

This of course is not to say any of the other names couldn’t do a smash-bang job following Javier Bardem in Skyfall. You can vote for your choice here and if you don’t see your preferred choice among the options, feel free to sound off in the comment section.

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