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James Bond: Top 5 Actors Who Are in The Running!

No Time to Die is Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond. This has turned the attention of fans and production studios alike on choosing the next James Bond. There are a lot of brilliant actors who can be a candidate for portraying James Bond. However, we have to wait till 2022 to find out.

Although, here’s a list of actors who have the potential to become Bond in the upcoming movies.

Tom Hardy

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This seems to be the obvious choice for producers to become the next Bond. Hardy has shown his action talents in movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road.

However, his age can play against him. By the time the movie starts shooting, he will be nearing 50. If producers plan to work long-term, they might want to choose a younger actor.

Henry Cavill

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Another Bond frontrunner and a household name, Cavill has the potential to become the next Bond. He is charming, has got the looks, and can easily don a tuxedo.

However, his prior engagements can become a roadblock to becoming Bond. He is part of The Witcher series that has the third season commissioned. Also, he might have to portray Superman again. Also, the James Bond producers usually go with a name that is not so recognizable in the audience. Henry Cavill is certainly a popular name.

Idris Elba

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He is a pretty cool actor who has got a lot of big-budget movies and shows to his credit. This alone makes him the best candidate to become Bond. His latest outing in Luther also adds a strong point for him to become Bond.

However, again his age could play against him. He is already in his 50s. Moreover, he has openly said that he is quite content with the movies and shows he has lined up.

Rege-Jean Page

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Netflix’s Bridgerton brought Rege-Jean Page to the front and center of becoming the next James Bond. He is charming and will leave the audience feeling a little hot under the collar.

Also, he has been approved by Pierce Brosnan, former Bond actor that Rege-Jean Page will be a “wonderful” Bond.

Even if the James Bond role doesn’t pan out for him, he will be a part of another spy project in the future, a reboot of The Saint.

Lashana Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

Lashana Lynch has already made waves with her portrayal of new 007 agent Nomi in No Time to Die. She does come out to be a strong candidate to become the next James Bond.

However, the producers are adamant about keeping the character male. Moreover, Daniel Craig has said that instead of giving a male character to women and actors of color, there is a need to create independent, strong female characters.

Other actors like Sam Heughan, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden, Dev Patel, James Norton, and more are also in the running to become the next James Bond.

But the search still continues!

Source: GamesRadar+

Written by Aditi Thosar