Daniel Craig Might Play Zeke Jackson in Cowboys & Aliens

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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Wow... he's sporting quite the porn star mustache in that photo.

Dave Lister, JMC on Jan 13, 2010


great casting!

Xerxex on Jan 13, 2010


HAHAHA love the stache

CLAW on Jan 13, 2010


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.

Cody on Jan 13, 2010


I agree with choice yet! Wasn't too keen for RDJ to have this lead

Xerxex on Jan 13, 2010


Oops , sorry Xerxex.......#4 comment is from me!

Dan the Man on Jan 13, 2010


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

doubleOseven on Jan 14, 2010


lol...its cool.

Xerxex on Jan 14, 2010


Oh great, James Bond #23 and Cowboys & Aliens. 2 more expensive Omega Seamaster ads.

Harry The Spammer on Jan 23, 2010

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