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Will The Rock be Next James Bond? $800M Rich Legend Tossed His Name as Daniel Craig’s Successor Amidst Henry Cavill as 007 Rumors: “I don’t want to be a villain”

Will The Rock be Next James Bond? $800M Rich Legend Tossed His Name as Daniel Craig's Successor Amidst Henry Cavill as 007 Rumors: "I don't want to be a villain"

Ever since actor Daniel Craig announced that he will no longer play James Bond, fans have been wondering who will take the mantle now. A lot of celebrities are interested in playing the role, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson once explained that he would love to play the British spy as his grandfather also starred in a James Bond movie. However, he doesn’t quite meet the requirements so the chances are slim. A James Bond casting director, Debbie McWilliams, previously explained what they are looking for in the next James Bond. The creators also hinted that their choice won’t necessarily be a famous actor as it could also be a normal citizen.

The Rock said he wants to play James Bond

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

In November 2022, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in an episode of Esquire’s Explain This video series and explained that he would like to play James Bond,

“Yes, my grandfather was a Bond villain in You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery. Very, very cool. I would like to follow in his footsteps and be the next Bond. I don’t want to be a villain. Gotta be Bond.”

The actor’s grandfather was Peter Maivia, who played a minor villain who fought against Sean Connery.

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The actor won’t play James Bond

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

However, The Rock will not get this opportunity as Debbie McWilliams, a James Bond casting director, recently shut down rumors that claimed that actor Dwayne Johnson will be playing the role of James Bond in the next movie,

“He has to look like a regular guy – you can’t be Dwayne Johnson. He has to have a great physique – it demands a high level of fitness – but he shouldn’t stand out in any situation.”

It seems like The Rock’s big muscular frame is stopping him from becoming James Bond. Several actors have been linked to the role including, Henry Cavill and Regé-Jean Page. The Rock is well-known for his physique and even once revealed that he was told that his WWE persona won’t help him land roles in movies but he proved it wrong.

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Who will be the next James Bond?

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig as James Bond

Daniel Craig left the James Bond franchise in 2021 after playing James Bond in five movies, Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021). The actor delivered an outstanding performance so the expectations are quite high now. Producer Barbara Broccoli stated that they are looking for a British male who is taller than 5ft 10in and is in his thirties.

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Source: Delish

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