The James Bond franchise is one of the longest-running and most successful film series of all time, having spanned over 60 years and 25 films. With the retirement of Daniel Craig after his fifth and final film, No Time to Diethe producers of the franchise are now tasked with finding a new actor to take on the iconic role of James Bond.
There are a number of actors who have been rumored to be in the running for the role of James Bond, including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Henry Cavill. However, the producers have remained tight-lipped about their plans for the franchise, and it is unclear when or if they will announce a new Bond. Amidst all these, a British intelligence expert gives his view on who should be the next 007.
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Henry Cavill is Among the Frontrunners to be the Next Agent 007
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, and Richard Madden have emerged as the front-runners in the 007 franchise producers’ quiet, slow search for the next Bond actor since Daniel Craig’s departure.
For a very long time, fans have been pleading with Henry Cavill to play the MI6 secret agent. The actor has also mentioned in interviews that he hopes to portray the illustrious role in the future. He even auditioned for the 2006 franchise reboot.
However, as Cavill has only turned 40, and the Bond producers have stated that they were searching for an actor in their thirties to play the PPK-waving role, so does this rule him out of contention? We must hold out for that.
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British Intelligence Expert Suggests Who Should Be the Next 007?
On social media, fans are speculating who should replace James Bond, with options like Henry Cavill and Idris Elba being mentioned.
While many names are rumored for that iconic role, British intelligence expert John Taylor explains that this role should be played by an actor either Black or female, or both.
Talking to The Telegraph, the British intelligence expert said:
“(Bond is the) biggest recruitment aid. The only thing chiefs, I think, would want to change, going back to an earlier conversation, and it may happen yet, is that James Bond should be a black man, or a woman, or a black woman, and you know (it ) would make those sort of people also, for diversity, want to join. James Bond has been nothing but good.”
Barbara Broccoli has already said that she does not think a woman should play James Bond. Rather she believes in making characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles.
So, the hunt for the role continues. And it’s very much open.
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