Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn't Believe He'll Be Considered For James Bond

The writing appears to be on the wall that Spectre will be the last time Daniel Craig plays James Bond, however, the actor is signed for at least one more 007 adventure. Even so, many people continue to speculate who might replace Craig as the dapper British spy. Some of the names being mentioned are Damian Lewis, Idris Elba and Hugh Jackman.

One actor that doesn't believe he'll be in the mix for the role, whenever it becomes vacant, is Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch. "I don't think they'd consider me for that, to be honest," he told the Guardian at the Black Mass London premiere. "I can wear a suit, and I can fight! I can raise my eyebrow, but that's not what it takes to play Bond. They might want to go in very different directions, who knows? It would be fun though!"

It's probably for the best as the 39-year-old English actor will be busy playing Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which begins filming soon in London, and he still plans to do two more seasons of BBC's Sherlock.


SPECTRE is set for release in the UK on October 26, 2015, and in the US on November 6, 2015.