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Daniel Craig Might Play Zeke Jackson in Cowboys & Aliens

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January 13, 2010
Source: Collider

Daniel Craig / Cowboys & Aliens

Jackson, Zeke Jackson. A few days ago it was revealed that Robert Downey Jr. would no longer be starring in Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's adaptation of Cowboys & Aliens being directed by Jon Favreau. At the time, no one know who would replace him, but Collider is now reporting that they've heard it's Daniel Craig who may take the role instead. However, they stress that he is only "in negotiations" and not signed on yet, but will likely end up playing the lead role of Zeke Jackson as long as he can work this in around his James Bond 23 shooting schedule (which, as we know, is delayed a bit due to MGM's financial problems).

Zeke Jackson is the lead in Cowboys & Aliens, a Platinum Studios comic book series set in the mid-1800s. In Silver City, Arizona, Apache Indians and Western settlers must put their differences aside when a spaceship crash lands in their city. The aliens plan to quash the Wild West and enslave humanity, but the cowboys and Apache have other plans. Sounds like a great story to me and if this means we get to see Daniel Craig kicking some alien ass, then bring it on. Since I haven't read the comics I can't say he's a good fit, but I am excited to potentially see him join this project, especially because that means Jon Favreau gets to direct James Bond!

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  • Dave Lister, JMC
    Wow... he's sporting quite the porn star mustache in that photo.
  • Xerxex
    great casting!
  • CLAW
    HAHAHA love the stache
  • Cody
    Lol @ #1 took the words outta my mouth. But Favreau for a Bond movie Alex? You cannot be serious. Hes an OK director at best.
  • Xerxex
    I agree with you.....best choice yet! Wasn't too keen for RDJ to have this lead
  • Dan the Man
    Oops , sorry Xerxex.......#4 comment is from me!
  • doubleOseven
    Uhh #4, I think when Alex said "Jon Favreau gets to direct James Bond!" what he meant was Jon Favreau gets to direct Daniel "James Bond" Craig You took it too literally, mate
  • Xerxex
    lol...its cool.
  • Harry The Spammer
    Oh great, James Bond #23 and Cowboys & Aliens. 2 more expensive Omega Seamaster ads.

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