Date: 3rd November 2016

Michael Fassbender rules out becoming next James Bond.

Michael Fassbender has ruled himself out of becoming the next James Bond.

The German-Irish actor had been tipped as one of the favourites to take over the role from Daniel Craig.

But when he was asked in an interview with GQ magazine if he would be up for the part, he said: "To be honest, no."

He said he thought the franchise needed a shake-up, suggesting a younger Bond played by someone like Unbroken star Jack O'Connell. He also said a woman could take on the role.

Fassbender said he was a big fan of James Bond and has spent a lot of time thinking about its future plans.

"I just love Bond. Doesn't everyone? I grew up with him," he said.

"As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group... I think the franchise needs something new."

Source: Press Release