X-Men: Apocalypse VIP Screening - ArrivalsDon't call Michael Fassbender Bond, James Bond.

The British actor's name has repeatedly come up as a possible contender to take over for Daniel Craig as the iconic spy. But in an interview with GQ UK, Fassbender takes himself out of the running.

"To be honest, no," he replied when asked if he'd consider it. "As an acting role, I think Daniel has done such a cracking job in this age group."

Fassbender is a decade younger than Craig, but he still believes the next Bond should be young — and explore his origins. Even if the Oscar nominee and star of "Assassin's Creed" and "The Light Between Oceans" doesn't want the role, he has definite ideas for the franchise's future.

"What about we start the film back in Sandhurst, army training, rather than on a yacht," he suggested. "The film could start off in Sandhurst and how he became a 'double 0'. M could walk in and say to him, 'Bond, there's a 00 project but it's going to be totally off the book, black ops, and you've got to go into prison undetected.'"

He's got an even edgier idea than the origin story: "How about Jane Bond? A woman."

Maybe Fassbender should consider a career in screenwriting!

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