Ewan McGregor: Being the next Bond would be cool

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Ewan McGregor: Being the next Bond would be cool

Ewan McGregor thinks it would be "quite cool" to be the next James Bond.

The 44-year-old actor rejected the chance to star as 007 earlier in his career, because he feared being typecast, but has admitted he'd now relish the opportunity to replace Daniel Craig.

He said: "I think it would be quite cool to play James Bond.

"At this stage in my career (being typecast) is not really an issue anymore. Early on, when you start off you don't want your horizons to be narrow, but I think people know I have some kind of width in my work, so I'm really not worried about that anymore."

Meanwhile, Ewan is currently preparing to reprise one of his most iconic on-screen roles, as Mark Renton in the much-anticipated 'Trainspotting' sequel.

The project will see Ewan reunite with director Danny Boyle and former cast members Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle, and he's looking forward to the experience.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "I'd like more than anything to be working with Danny again and to be making a sequel to such an important film."

The new film is loosely based on author Irvine Welsh's 'Trainspotting' follow-up 'Porno' and could be released next year.