Many beloved fan casts have been ruled out now that a new set of prerequisites for the role of James Bond has been announced. As awful as it may sound, the producers are very picky about who and what they want to replace Daniel Craig as 007 with.
Craig’s run as James Bond concluded in 2021’s No Time To Die, after 15 years in the role since his debut in 2006’s Casino Royale. Indeed, he was one of the greatest performers to play the British intelligence agent, and he was also known as the grittiest of them.
UK votes their choice for the next 007 pick
New national research has found that the UK wants Idris Elba to take on the renowned role of James Bond, despite the star’s recent distancing from the character. The Showcase Cinemas research was issued to coincide with James Bond Day on October 5 – the same date as the global premiere of the first Bond picture, Dr. No, in 1962.
Since Daniel Craig retired from the role of 007 after the release of No Time To Die last year, speculation about who will take over the iconic role has been widespread, with names such as Henry Cavill, Rege-Jean Page, and Tom Hardy all being mentioned.
However, according to a new study, despite his previous statements that “It is not a goal for my career, I don’t think that you know, playing Bond will satisfy some of my personal goals.” Brits continue to support Idris Elba.
More than one in ten (13%) chose the A-lister, best known for his appearances in Thorand Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw. Tom Hardy, another British actor, came in second (11%) and Marvel star Tom Hiddleston (4%) rounded out the top three. And more than one in ten individuals want to see Daniel Craig replaced by a woman, with 12% preferring a female to take up the major role next.
Everyone got their eyes on the next James Bond movie
The search for a replacement for Daniel Craig began in 2015, with Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and, later, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill as the overwhelming favorites. Mark Barlow, UK General Manager for Showcase Cinemas said that:
“James Bond has wowed British cinema fans for decades and the rumors around Daniel Craig’s replacement have been a hot topic since he bowed out last year. It comes as no surprise to see Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston round off the top three, as all three actors have played iconic roles on the big screen.”
Given all of these actors’ expertise and ability in the action genre, as well as their mastery of producing dramatic performances on screen, it’s no surprise that we’ll be captivated by the screen to find out who takes up the mantle of spy 007 in the next film.