MOVIE NEWS – There is “nobody in the running” for the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig, says Barbara Broccoli.
Nowadays, everyone is wondering who will replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. Unfortunately, it looks like we won’t get an answer any time soon: producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed that there are still two years to go before filming starts on the next 007 movie.
“Nobody’s in the running,” she told Deadline when asked about the future of James Bond.
“We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.”
Broccoli attended an event in London in his honour and that of his brother Michael G. Wilson, at which he was presented with the BFI’s award. The two speakers at the event were Ralph Fiennes, who played M opposite Craig in the 007 franchise, and Naomie Harris – aka Miss Moneypenny of the last few films.
Fiennes reportedly joked that Broccoli and Wilson had “killed Bond”, referring to the No Time to Die ending, the actor added:
“Naomie and I are the ones to fix it. Find [a new James Bond] and we’ll train him”.
The event also featured a special video message from “Bond alumni” during the evening, with videos from Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek and Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall and Spectre, among others.
Although Broccoli remained silent when asked about who could play James Bond after Daniel Craig, the bookies say that Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page, everyone’s favourite Superman and Geralt, Henry Cavill and Aidan Turner (aka Kili from The Hobbit) from Poldark are the frontrunners.