“We are totally open to Casting a non-star”: James Bond Franchise Producer Gives a Surprising Update on the Next James Bond After Daniel Craig

James Bond's role is open to not only the well-known celebrities but also for the lesser-known individuals in the Hollywood industry.

"We are totally open to Casting a non-star": James Bond Franchise Producer Gives a Surprising Update on the Next James Bond After Daniel Craig

SUMMARY

  • James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli announced that the casting process for the iconic role is still ongoing, however, it would not be handed to a big celebrity.
  • Broccoli confirmed that getting someone who does not understand the responsibility that is being put on their shoulders could either make the character or break it.
  • The role would go to either a renowned celebrity or someone less renowned.
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The hunt for a new James Bond is nowhere near ended. From the list of actors who were set to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Craig, many happen to have a surprisingly massive fan following. From Henry Cavill and Tom Hardy to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, actors left and right have been eyeing the role ever since it first became up for grabs.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in the 007 franchise
Daniel Craig as James Bond in the 007 franchise

So far, there has been no confirmation regarding who would be filling in such big shoes. However, the anticipation is one that is growing not just among fans but also among actors who are trying to become Agent 007. By the looks of it, things would not be looking so good for these actors considering that they aren’t closed off to the idea of getting someone who isn’t a big name in the Hollywood industry.

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James Bond May Not be a Big Star

Barbara Broccoli, the James Bond producer opened up via Yahoo Entertainment, stating that things with the actors who are trying out for the iconic role are nowhere near done. The process is still underway and there is no particular update regarding who would be taking over the role. However, it is not as if it would be handed to just a big celebrity.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig as James Bond

“We’re totally open to casting a non-star,” Broccoli stated. “But acting is a very specialized profession, and if somebody has to carry a movie and have the range of requirements [for Bond] in terms of physicality.”

She confirmed that although the role would not be given to an entirely new actor, it is not too out of pocket for them to hire someone who is not as renowned as many of the stars who were previously listed to be in line for the role of Bond.

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The Role of James Bond Comes with Responsibility

Barbara Broccoli, via Yahoo Entertainment, claimed that it would be an irresponsible thing to hire an actor with little to no experience. The role of James Bond comes with great stature and fame, one that also comes with the high regard of an audience’s opinion. To bring a star who does not fit the frame of the role would ruin the heart of James Bond’s essence completely.

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig as James Bond

“It’s not going to be someone who has never done it before. It would be sort of irresponsible to do that. But we’d certainly be open to a non-star.”

Broccoli confirmed that getting someone who does not understand the responsibility that is being put on their shoulders could either make the character or break it. There is no middle ground when it comes to the same. So the role would go to either a big-name celebrity or someone not as renowned.

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Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English from K.R. Mangalam University. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.