vampire diaries ian somerhalderFans who've had their eye on Ian Somerhalder to play Christian Grey in next year's Fifty Shades of Grey movie may soon have to face both good and bad news ... Buzz that he's no longer in the running for the role persists, reportedly because E.L. James couldn't see him as Christian. But take heart, Ian fans, because another author could be gunning for him to be her equally sexy leading man ...

Sylvia Day is rumored to have pictured Ian as perfect for the dominant Gideon Cross, which could be incredible news for the actor, because Lionsgate recently acquired the book series' rights ... And a TV series based on the book is coming soon!

In other words, we could end up seeing Ian in a super-sexy, Christian Grey-ish role ALL THE TIME. Not just in one movie or even a franchise of movies that end up being released in a spaced out way over the course of yeeears. What could be better than that for Ian fans, who've become accustomed to seeing him on Vampire Diaries week after week? 

And if you're still not convinced that Ian in the Crossfire series would be more than a consolation prize, bear in mind the stunning similarities between Christian and Gideon: Both are grappling with their dark pasts; both fall for intelligent but shy and awkward leading ladies; both own their own super-successful companies; and both are into BDSM ... In other words, there's no doubt that if Ian lands Gideon Cross, fans will be thrilled. That said, I don't know about you, but my fingers are crossed the rumors are true!

Would you rather see Ian as Christian, Gideon, or either works for you?

 

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