Chiwetel Ejiofor and the Top 5 James Bond Villains
Oscar Winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) may be up for a role as the new Bond villain in Bond 24. Skyfall is one of the best James Bond films and Daniel Craig‘s best so far. The Wrap reports that Ejiofor is the frontrunner for the role, but that Sony/MGM have not officially commented on the news. If cast, Ejiofor will join Craig, Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q) with production slated to begin in November 2015.
Ejiofor has starred in some pretty great films, my favorites being Salt and Children of Men. He’s also starred as the villain in Joss Whedon’s Serenity so it would be great to see him up against James Bond. Do you think Ejiofor could become one of the iconic James Bond Villains?
In honor of Chiwetel Ejiofor possibly playing the next Bond villain, I’ve put together my list of the 5 best James Bond villains so far.
I will be focusing on both main villains and some henchman that I’ve loved over the years.
5. Auric Goldfinger
Goldfinger is a classic Bond film, and it features one of my favorite Bond villains. Gert Fröbe played Goldfinger, who had the devious plan of blowing up Ft. Knox so his stockpile of gold would increase in value. That may not be that ominous,but he has one of the coolest names so he made my list.
4. Fransisco Scaramanga
Christopher Lee (Ian Fleming’s cousin) starred as Scaramanga, the world’s most expensive hit man. He plotted to control the worlds solar power.
4. Max Zorin
Christopher Walken nailed it Zorin, as an ex-KGB pyscho who planned to destroy Silicon Valley with the help of an earthquake. As a huge fan of Walken he is one of the coolest Bond villains in my book.
3. Sir Hugo Drax
Bond faced off against Drax (Michael Lonsdale) in Moonraker. Drax wanted to kill the human race with nerve gas and build his own “super-race” of humans in outer space.
1. Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Blofeld has appeared in six Bond movies. He ris the founder of SPECTRE, the Special Executive for Counterintelligience, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas, Max Von Sydow and Charles Gray have played Blofeld, with Pleasance and Savalas being toss ups for my favorite.