James Bond Producers Are Still Searching for the Next 007
Ever since Daniel Craig said goodbye to the role of James Bond after playing it for 15 years through five movies, the fans were wondering which actor will take his place in the forthcoming movies. The fact is, we still have no idea who will be Craig’s successor, although fans certainly do have their wishes.
Daniel Craig made his debut as James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, and he reprised the role in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and last year’s No Time to Die. Before that movie was released, it was clear that Craig won’t play Bond again, but almost a year after No Time to Die premiered, there’s still no word on who the next James Bond is gonna be.
The fans have spoken on social media that they would like blockbuster stars like Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston to take the role, but we need to remember that all of them are currently part of the big franchises, and playing James Bond is a huge commitment, which the producers also recently acknowledged. Idris Elba was also mentioned as one of the possible candidates, but the star recently said he doesn’t see himself as James Bond.
“We love Idris. The thing is, it’s going to be a couple of years off. And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10-, 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing? Not everybody wants to do that. It was hard enough getting [Daniel Craig to do it].” — Barbara Broccoli for Variety
Daniel Craig was 38 years old when he played Bond for the first time in Casino Royale. Idris Elba is currently 50. Of course, Elba is in great shape, but it looks kinda hard to pull off that decade-or-longer commitment for the franchise with him. Henry Cavill, who is now 39, is one of the most popular choices by the fans. He wouldn’t be a bad choice for the role, far from it, but it’s unknown if the 007 franchise would affect his commitment to The Witcher.
It’s gonna take a while before we find out who will be the next James Bond. Who would you like to see in the role of the most popular agent?
We will watch Daniel Craig in Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery next December.