Stephen Hawking reveals he'd love to play a James Bond villain
Stephen Hawking has revealed that he would love to play a James Bond villain if given the chance.
The much-celebrated astrophysicist revealed that, if he were to give acting a go, he thought he'd make a great adversary for 007.
Speaking to Wired, he said: "My ideal role would be a baddie in James Bond. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part."
Earlier today (December 2nd), it was revealed that the title and key cast of the new James Bond film will be revealed on Thursday (December 4th).
All the key details of the new movie, which has so far only been known as Bond 24, will be announced at a press conference at 11am at Pinewood Studios.
The announcement comes just four days before the film begins principal photography and will take place on the iconic 007 stage at Pinewood.
The whole event will be live streamed and you'll be able to watch the event on hmv.com.
Last month it was reported that Dave Bautista, best known for playing man mountain Drax in this summer's box-office hit Guardians Of The Galaxy, will have a role in Bond 24, while Blue Is The Warmest Colour star Lea Seydoux is also strongly rumoured to be in the cast.
Skyfall director Sam Mendes will return to the director's chair for the next James Bond film, which has a script from John Logan.
The film is set to be Daniel Craig's penultimate outing as Bond, with the actor now only contracted for two more films. The film is currently scheduled to be released on October 23rd in 2015.