By now I’m sure we’re all familiar with Neal Purvis’s quote "With people like Trump, the Bond villain has become a reality."
I don’t agree that Trump is some kind of Bond villain. He may end up World War III but it won’t be because of some some clever scheme or manipulation, it will be because he managed to piss of the wrong nation, probably North Korea. But I digress.
Purvis’s comments have got me thinking though and I am starting to feel that with the state of the world being what it is a wealthy and arrogant American businessman might be the logical choice for the next Bond villain.
Casting-wise there are a few names I’m circling:
Not only a great actor but I think having a dwarf villain brings back a touch of the outlandish while still maintaining a serious tone. My only concern is that between Game of Thrones and roles in X-Men and Avengers:Infinity War he may be a little over-familiar.
His body of work speaks for itself and he’s managed to avoid blockbusters and franchises in recent years so it would be fun to see him in a big villain role again.
The outlier of the list O’Hare has an interesting mix of roles in the drama and horror genres. He came to my attention with his performance as a vampire king in True Blood where he demonstrated the ability to play a powerful and arrogant villain as well as being able flip from dangerous to hilarious when needed.
So, does anyone else want and American villain for the next, or a future Bond film?