This Thursday opens No time to die, the last film that will have Daniel Craig in the role of agent 007. Barbara Broccoli, producer of the franchise, warned that they will not announce the successor until at least 2022.
The long-awaited premiere of No time to die will happen this week and will mean the end point of the saga of James Bond starring Daniel Craig. Since joining the franchise in 2006, with Casino Royale, Craig He starred in four films in total and this Thursday will be his fifth time. Still without major news about his successor, there are several candidates who have a firm chance to become the heir to the suit.
At the moment, the producer of the franchise, Barbara Broccoli, warned that they will not start to think about the new James Bond until 2022 since they want to give time to Craig to say goodbye to the paper. Meanwhile, the betting houses began to raise money from those who want to play with the future of the franchise. Here are the 10 actors most likely to be the next British spy.
10 – Cillian Murphy
The one with the least chances of becoming James Bond is the protagonist of Peaky Blinders. Not because he is not one of the most beloved of the audience, something that was very demonstrated thanks to his role as Tommy Shelby, but for his statements in an interview with GQ. Murphy said it feels “Flattered” but who considers that a woman should be the protagonist of the next film.
9 – Henry Cavill
The actor of Superman and The Witcher was already part of a casting of James Bond but he couldn’t keep the paper. Now, with more fame, he declared that he is totally interested in seizing the opportunity if he can have it. Unfortunately, there are many who consider that James Bond must be played by an actor who is not associated with another franchise, something that both DC What Geralt de Rivia do not favor.
8 – Richard Madden
“I am beyond flattered that they mention me, that people consider putting me in that role.”, said the actor of Game of Thrones a GQ. His leading role in the miniseries The bodyguard placed him among the candidates to stay with the job but having joined Marvel with the next movie, Eternals, it could be a problem for producers and Madden He could have sentenced his future with that role.
7 – Suranne Jones
For some time now, it has been speculated that the next batch of films by James Bond make history and have an actress as the protagonist. Broccoli spoke out several times against the idea of there being a woman like Bond but in the bookmakers they do not see as something so improbable that Suranne Jones, of steps by Coronation Street O Doctor Foster, become the heir to Daniel Craig.
6 – Henry Golding
That there is a Bond different is a rumor that has been discussed for a long time and this could put the Malaysian-British artist among the main candidates. Known for its passage through Crazy Rich Asians, Golding He recognized that from that work he entered the consideration of the fans. “It’s an honor to even be in the conversation. It’s one of the best roles in film history, you’d be stupid if you said, ‘I don’t want to do it’ “declared the artist.
5 – Idris Elba
But when it comes to diversity, one of the best placed on the fan consideration list is Idris Elba |. The idea of seeing an Afro-descendant actor is the one that is best positioned in terms of seeking a change in the franchise. Elba It has all the necessary seasonings, starting with charisma, and is not associated with any weight franchise that could interfere with your chances. It will be necessary to see if the production wants to make the jump.
4 – Sam Heughan
Thanks to Outlander, Sam Heughan became one of the most sought-after actors by fans. The traction of the series could push him to become the heir to Daniel Craig and the artist has already admitted that he would not hesitate for a moment. “I don’t know if it’s being talked about other than in the media, but I think it’s an incredible franchise and a great character, so of course I would jump into it.”, declared to the news agency PA.
3 – James Norton
The podium is made up of two actors who tie for second place. One of them is James Norton, which according to some bookmakers like William Hill pays 3 to 1 with respect to your chances of becoming James Bond. Nominated for a Bafta, talked with The Independent where he said that “it would be difficult” resign their independent film jobs in pursuit of becoming agent 007. This, perhaps, could work against him.
2 – Rege-Jean Page
Thanks to his role in Bridgerton, the series with the most hours played on Netflix, Regé-Jean Page became one of the favorites to keep the role. Despite tying second with Norton, if the production is looking for a diverse actor, Page I could help you cross that box. In addition, age favors him to make several productions of the saga: he is only 31 years old and can be James Bond for a long time.
1 – Tom Hardy
Nominated for Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for The reborn, Tom Hardy has long been the clear favorite to keep the role of James Bond. “If I mention it, it’s over. You know, there’s a saying among us in the acting frat, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t comment on anything about it “, stated in Daily Beast with the idea of not ruining your chances. Its only complication? Age. At 44 years old, it will be difficult for him to star in as many films as Daniel Craig.