Actor David Dastmalchian is eager to portray a villain in the James Bond movie franchise. After a successful year with roles in films like “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” “The Boogeyman,” “Oppenheimer,” and most recently, “The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” Dastmalchian is looking to expand his repertoire by joining the prestigious Bond franchise.
Portraying a James Bond Antagonist
Known for his appearances in various cinematic universes such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe, and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Dastmalchian believes he can bring a fresh and unique take to a Bond antagonist.
In an interview with /Film, Dastmalchian expressed his confidence in his ability to portray a memorable foe for 007. He stated, “Trust me when I say that I can bring something to an enemy of 007, whether he or she or they be played in a way that no one has ever seen Bond brought to life before, which is of course the way that you guys always do it.”
Dastmalchian believes he can push Bond to the limits of his capabilities, providing a challenge and dimension not seen in previous films. He passionately stated, “I think there’s no one to push Bond to the limits of their capabilities the way that I could, and I would love to do it. So there’s my pitch to them.”
While Dastmalchian eagerly awaits the opportunity to portray a Bond villain, he humorously adds, “I can’t wait for them to read this. And then I will owe you when or if I ever get that role, I guess 10%.”
In the meantime, audiences can enjoy Dastmalchian’s talent in his upcoming horror film, “The Last Voyage of the Demeter.” The movie promises to showcase his range as an actor and further establish him as a versatile presence in the industry.
With a strong track record in franchises and a desire to take on iconic roles, Dastmalchian’s ambitions and talent make him a compelling choice to embody a villain in the James Bond series. Fans and industry insiders will undoubtedly be curious to see if his pitch for a unique and captivating antagonist catches the attention of the Bond producers and leads to his casting in a future film.
As Dastmalchian’s star continues to rise, his potential involvement in the Bond franchise could further elevate his status and open even more doors for him in the industry. Only time will tell if his dream of becoming a Bond villain will become a reality.