Daniel Craig Confirmed For ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

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A couple of weeks ago Collider got the scoop from (unnamed) sources that Daniel Craig was being brought in to replace Robert Downey Jr. in the comic book adaptation Cowboys & Aliens (Downey left the project for Sherlock Holmes 2). The news seemed likely but not definite, as scheduling conflicts with the next James Bond flick may have prevented it.

However, it appears that Collider‘s sources were right on the money as Deadline Hollywood has now confirmed that Craig will indeed star in Cowboys & Aliens. We’re not sure where this fits in with Bond 23: We heard a little while ago that production had been delayed because of MGM’s financial troubles. However, even more recently we learned that production on Bond 23 was fast-tracked and possibly would start shooting this summer for a release in 2011. If the latter is still true, then I’m not sure how Craig will be able to juggle both Bond 23 and Cowboys & Aliens as they’re both supposed to start shooting this summer.

Cowboys & Aliens is an excellent move for Craig, as it gives him another property beyond James Bond that has serious franchise potential. Craig will play Zeke Jackson, the leader of the cowboy resistance fighting against an invading race of aliens who want to enslave mankind in the 1800s. The film is based on a graphic novel of the same name and the screenplay is written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek), as well as Damon Lindelof (Lost). Kurtzman and Orci are producing along with Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Platinum Studios’ Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

I’m not familiar with the source material, but the idea of seeing cowboys fight an invading band of aliens, with the director of Iron Man, Jon Favreau, at the helm is certainly not a bad thing. Admittedly I would have preferred to see Downey Jr. star in the movie but Craig is a fine choice too in my opinion.

Are you glad Craig has been confirmed for Cowboys & Aliens? Does he fit the role?

As stated, Cowboys & Aliens could start shooting this July for a release sometime in 2011. We’ll keep you updated if that still going to be the case.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

TAGS: cowboys and aliens

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  1. I like this, but he's gotta work on the english accent though

  2. the comic is all online free, on platinum studios. Or it used to be anyway..

    I don`t think Daniel is right for the part do, I could see Robert downey Jr doing it,
    but based on just the comic – I want to say Owen Wilson should do the part – Am I crazy? – read the comic and tell me he would not be great for the part.

  3. Yeah they both are short just abt the same height.

  4. If Nathan Fillion wasn't available (he'd be my first choice), I could definitely see Owen Wilson in the role. I've read the comic, and I could see either Nathan or Owen as the lead in the film version, so that's not crazy at all.

    Daniel Craig is a good actor, but he's not exactly the charismatic type you'd need for this particular role, imo. I'm getting a The Wild, Wild West vibe from this movie, and it's not a very good one. Sorry. :(

  5. Yes, nathan fillion could do a good job as well. And as you say Daniel craig does not have the charisma needed- the film needs to be light, humorus- It`s frakking cowboys vs aliens- how serious can it be? – You need a good actor that can do funny as well..

  6. oh man, if only it was Nathan Fillion, but yeah Craig is a solid choice for any action drama role.

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