Ever since Daniel Craig bid farewell to the role of 007 after the 2021 film, No Time to Die, there has been endless speculation and myriads of rumors about who the next Bond in the franchise is going to be. And fans had all kinds of suggestions, from the Beast star Idris Elba to DC’s Superman, Henry Cavill, and even Tom Hardy, the Venom actor.
The guessing game fans seem to be playing, only continues to intensify with a recent update from the producer of James Bond.
Michael G. Wilson gives an update on the next James Bond
The producer of the iconic James Bond movie gave a quick update to fans about hiring a new actor for the next 007.
He very clearly mentioned that Daniel Craig‘s replacement in the movie is not going to be a younger actor and that the franchise is going to look for someone much older. “We’ve tried looking at younger people in the past but trying to visualize it doesn’t work”, he observed.
Wilson also gave quite a logical reason behind why they’re looking for a “thirty-something” to take over as the new James Bond. “Remember, Bond’s already a veteran, he’s had some experience”, he said.
“He’s a person who has been through the wars, so to speak. He’s probably been in the SAS or something. He isn’t some kid out of high school that you can bring in and start off”, Wilson explained.
Fans are rooting for Henry Cavill to star as the next Bond
With Wilson’s official update on the next James Bond, any younger stars that had previously been in the race to take over are obviously not in the game anymore.
While Marvel fans are a little upset over Tom Holland having no chance of becoming James Bond, DC fans are celebrating Henry Cavill getting one step ahead in the game. But at the same time, other actors around Cavill’s age are likely to be swimming in the same sea of opportunity.
Barbara Broccoli, the co-producer, pointed out how the next Bond film is “at least two years away” and they’re looking for the right candidate to replace Craig. “We’re working out where to go with him”, she stated, “we’re talking that through.”
Broccoli also clarified that the process of choosing a new actor is going to take time. “Really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time.”
As per the franchise, one thing’s for sure – whoever is next in line to take up the role of James Bond, is surely going to be there for the long haul.