Daniel Craig recently retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include gay actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. But Out noted that the outlet’s favorite is Luke Evans.
Luke Evans opens up on the potential role
Evans has commented on the chance that he could be the next Bond in an interview with BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen.
“The new James Bond? Who knows? Nobody knows,” Evans responded to BBC One presenter Matt Tebbutt when asked if he was going to replace Craig. “I mean it would be nice, wouldn’t it? Don’t jinx it.”
It certainly would be nice!
Even if he doesn’t become the next Bond, Evans has plenty on his plate. He’s currently starring in the action thriller series Echo 3 on Apple TV+, where he plays a former US Army soldier who goes to Colombia to try to rescue his kidnapped sister.
He also recently wrapped filming Dan Levy’s directorial debut Good Grief. Good Grief, which is also written by and starring Levy, is about a widower (Levy) who travels to Paris to try to find his feet again, and also stars Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, and Evans.
He’s also working on the custody-battle drama Our Son, where he stars opposite Billy Porter. The movie follows a divorcing couple (Porter and Evans) who are fighting for custody of their 8-year-old son.