Actor Daniel Craig will certainly remain iconic for his role as James Bond. The actor played the role of Agent 007 in five films and said goodbye to the character in 2021’s No Time To Die. There has been no official update from the studio or the franchise’s producers as to who will bag the role. Fans all around the world are speculating who could potentially be the next British secret agent, popularly known as 007.
Including actor Daniel Craig, seven actors have essayed the role of Agent 007 on film. The series based on the Ian Fleming novels began in 1962 with the film Dr. No. It starred Sean Connery as James Bond, who essayed the role in six more films, five of which were produced by Eon Productions. Dr. No established much of the visual style of the film series, including the iconic theme song and Bond’s appearance from the view of a gun barrel.
Richard Madden dropped some hints regarding James Bond. Since Daniel Craig’s departure, there has been much speculation of who will next take on the mantle of Britain’s most famous spy. Daniel Craig retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
Many suggested that Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston be among the several actors to play the role. It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. However, popular actor Idris Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond. British actress Charlotte Kirk recently stated she is auditioning for a ‘deadly, brilliant, and complicated’ role in the new James Bond movie.
During a recent interview with The Telegraph, Charlie Higson, who is known for the Young Bond novel series and has also been commissioned to work on the new 007 novels, claimed that fans would never be able to guess who the next James Bond will be.
As for the long list of actors who could potentially take over as the new 007, he stated that they have already been rejected by the franchise executives.
“As soon as the papers say so-and-so is being considered as the next James Bond, you know that they’re not going to be the next James Bond.”
The author further stated that Eon Productions is known for surprising fans with their casting, as they did with Craig. “In particular, Daniel Craig – nobody had any idea at all that he might be Bond,” he said suggesting that they might have similar plans for the future of the franchise as well.
(H/t Fandom Wire)