WATCH: Michael Fassbender Is 007 In Christopher Nolan's James Bond

Michael Fassbender as James Bond

Here's a YouTube mashup that is a little too much fun to ignore: Michael Fassbender as secret agent 007 in Christopher Nolan's James Bond (as edited together by one inspired internet film enthusiast).

Industry prognosticators have suggested that Skyfall will be Daniel Craig's final go as 007, so speculation has already begun as to who'll replace him. There ain't a person alive who isn't delighted to have Fassbender taking more prominent roles in Hollywood, and the time is nigh for him to land a major franchise where he's the star. (Magneto doesn't count; he may be the best performer in those films, but when January Jones is in a white fur hat and go-go boots it's hard to determine who's the real star.)

While Fassbender claiming a license to kill (right now he just has a learner's permit) isn't that far-fetched, the chances of Nolan directing someone else's intellectual properties post-Batman are pretty slim. Still, we can dream. Mr88668866 (we've only met causally once or twice, so I don't quite feel comfortable calling him 8866 just yet) thinks it is such a good idea he's trying to “incept” it on all of us.

With the Hans Zimmer score and clips from most of Nolan's best known work in the mix, he's intercut various shots of M-Fass brooding, glancing and scowling in a way that says “Britain’s secrets are safe with me.”

Do yourself a favor and watch this video twice. The first time, obviously, to see if you can catch where all the movie clips come from. The second time to say, you know, this really would be pretty sweet.

[via Hollywood.com]



Comments

  • Dean Kish says:

    Fassbender hands down! He's the best actor working in movies right now!

  • Jeri says:

    it's not that fassbinder is german (or austrian), but doesn't he even have an accent?

    • alicia says:

      He has an Irish accent but he is great at manipulating viewers into thinking he is English. Pierce Brosnan fooled it and it was amazing.

    • Matt says:

      His 'natural' accent is this extraordinary mix of Irish and German. It's not surprising he doesn't use it much.

      Also: I DEMAND that Hollywood makes this movie!

  • Bob says:

    if he gets excited the Kerry accent comes out strong. Its funny.

  • Michelle says:

    Fassbender would make an excellent Bond - he's a brilliant actor and hot property at the moment. I read that Daniel Craig had signed for another 5 Bond movies after Skyfall - so thats that dream out of the window.............

  • max says:

    The Inception thing is a couple of years old now and a bit tired.

  • Mandy says:

    Sorry, but his head looks like a skull. Hopefully Daniel does Bond till this guiy is too old.

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  • Bill says:

    Fassbender isn't ENGLISH. It isn't about accent. It's important for Bond to be ENGLISH. Its identity is quite important.

    • Bill says:

      AND the legitimacy is quite important to Bond.

    • Matt says:

      Yes, Bond must be ENGLISH. Like Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan... If you're trollnig, Bill, you really need to get better at it. If you're not trolling, try to grow a brain before you comment again.

      • Jas says:

        Well, Sean Connery is Scottish... so, English is not the issue. I guess the criteria would be that the actor is a member of the Commonwealth, one way or another.
        Personally, being a fan of Fassbender's I could also imagine Benedict Cumberbatch in that role. Both are as fit as boxers, wouldn't that be treat?

  • Edwardo says:

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this post plus the rest of the site is also very good.

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