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Andrew Scott as Moriarty in 'Sherlock' (Pic: BBC)
Andrew Scott as Moriarty in 'Sherlock' (Pic: BBC)
Andrew Scott as Moriarty in ‘Sherlock’ (Pic: BBC)

Tomorrow (December 4) sees the first official announcement of the cast and title of the 24th James Bond movie, the sequel to the incredibly successful Skyfall. And with that comes a couple of intriguing rumors (well, one intriguing rumor and one moment of distracting possibility) that would be well worth getting excited about if they turn out to be true.

The first, as reported in the Mirror, is the possibility that the villain will be played by Sherlock’s Andrew Scott. We already know he can do it, given his black-eyed venom as Jim Moriarty and it would be rather grand to see his particular brand of amoral pitilessness match up to Daniel Craig’s blue-eyed Bond.

The second comes from an interview Stephen Hawking gave to Wired magazine, in which he expressed the wish to broaden his acting range. Having already appeared in character as Stephen Hawking in The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons and in comedy skits (including a great interview with John Oliver on Last Week Tonight), he now wants something meatier:

“My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.”

And if Bond does poach Andrew, maybe the Sherlock team could consider taking Stephen?

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By Fraser McAlpine