New James Bond: 6 Actors In The Running To Play The Next 007

With Daniel Craig lastly placing his tackle James Bond to relaxation, followers are excited to know who would be the subsequent actor to take up the 007 moniker, after ‘No Time To Die.’

It’s arduous to discover a character extra iconic than James Bond. After debuting in 1962’s Dr. No (with Sean Connery enjoying the person himself), James Bond has been one of the vital well-known characters to grace the silver display. In the almost 60 years since 007 hit the massive display, he’s been performed by 5 actors (Sean, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig) throughout 25 films. With 2021’s No Time To Die, Daniel Craig has formally known as it a day enjoying 007, giving another person the chance to tackle the position.

While nothing official has been introduced about who will play Bond subsequent, followers have naturally chimed in with all types of discussions about what actors might encapsulate the tremendous spy. There’s additionally been a lot dialogue about diversifying the position and casting a non-white or non-male actor. Find out about among the those who is likely to be within the operating to be the subsequent 007 right here!

Sam Heughan

Sam has revealed that he auditioned for the main position in ‘Casino Royale.’ (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

Outlander actor Sam Heughan, 41, has been floated a attainable alternative for Daniel Craig, particularly as a result of he truly auditioned to be Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. He revealed that he’d tried out for the half in a June interview on the podcast Just The Facts With Alex Zane. While even attending to audition to play 007 is an honor, the Island At War star admitted that he felt ill-equipped on the time. “It was an amazing experience and I was completely out of my depth,” he mentioned, through Parade. He additionally defined that he felt like he’s now the “right age” for the half. “I feel capable enough to do it. I’d love the opportunity to throw my hat in the ring. Definitely,” he mentioned.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba has lengthy stoked fan’s need for him to play Bond. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Idris Elba, 49, has lengthy been a fan-favorite to take up the 007 codename, and the star clearly loved stoking the flames. When followers began campaigning for The Wire actor to tackle the position in 2014, Idris tweeted that he was completely satisfied followers thought he was a very good match. “Isn’t 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot! ” he tweeted. He’s tweeted few extra occasions getting followers on edge, like in 2018, when he shared selfie with the phrases “My name’s Elba. Idris Elba,” after the well-known Bond quote. He additionally shared an “awks” selfie of him and Daniel Craig at an award present in 2019, clearly having enjoyable with the rumors. While followers may wish to see Idris swimsuit up, he shut down the opportunity of it taking place anytime quickly in an October interview with ITV. “No I’m not going to be James Bond,” he mentioned.

Lashana Lynch

Lashana Lynch’s character Nomi already took up the 007 mantle in ‘No Time To Die.’ (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Lashana Lynch, 33, has already made historical past as the primary Black girl to take up the 007 codename. Her character Nomi in No Time To Die was revealed to be James Bond’s successor. With Daniel Craig now not enjoying James Bond, if the plots from his films proceed, Lashana can absolutely maintain the story going because the all-new 007.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston has lengthy been rumored to be taking up the Bond position. (Shutterstock )

Another fan favourite to takeover the franchise has been Avengers star Tom Hiddleston, 40. The actor has been rumored to take over the franchise prior to now, however a supply near producer Barbara Broccoli instructed Page Six in 2017 that she didn’t suppose he was the proper match. “Plus, Barbara Broccoli doesn’t like Tom Hiddleston, he’s a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond,” the supply mentioned.

Although he could not have been the proper slot in 2017, followers have nonetheless rode arduous for Tom, and he was requested in regards to the rumors once more in an April interview with Empire Magazine. “What can I say that you don’t already know?” he mentioned when requested in regards to the hypothesis, through Independent. “It’s interesting in itself that I’ve suddenly become very aware of what I’m saying, is it not?”

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill has mentioned that he’s ‘keen’ to debate enjoying 007. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

After enjoying icon with SupermanHenry Cavill, 38, has proven curiosity in taking on the Bond position now that Daniel Craig is completed. “If Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [G. Wilson] interested me in any capacity to be a part of their movies, then I will gladly have that discussion, and that would be something I’d be very keen to explore further,” he mentioned, through Cinemablend.

Regé-Jean Page

After wow-ing followers in ‘Bridgerton,’ Regé-Jean Page has been imagined to be the subsequent 007. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

While he’s stayed coy about whether or not or not he might crop up in season 2 of Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page, 31, is one more title on the tip of Bond-fans tongues! The actor mentioned that it’s each thrilling and one thing of a rite-of-passage for English actors to be rumored to tackle 007, though nothing is about. “Ah, the B word. I think that if you are British and you do anything of note, that other people take notice of, then people will start talking about that,” he mentioned in April 2021 to Mirror. “I think that’s fairly normal and I’m flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed.”


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