MOVIE NEWS – Miles Teller’s grandmother Leona Flowers says her grandson could be the next James Bond: “He’s got everything they’re looking for in him.”
The big question is where the James Bond franchise will go after No Time to Die. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the producers of the series, are already on the case, but so far we don’t have a new Bond. However, according to Miles Teller, the grandmother of Top Gun: Maverick star Leona Flowers, her grandson could easily be a 007 agent, even though he is an American actor and not British, which is a big hurdle for Teller-Bond.
They’re looking for an actor to replace Daniel Craig for future 007 movies. I think my grandson, Miles Teller, has proven that he has everything they’re looking for- talent, looks, strength,worldwide appeal & oh, so cool. He can be that guy!! Wouldn’t he be great?
— Leona Flowers (@MupTheQueen) June 29, 2022
Flowers is a modern grandma, as she is active on Twitter. She wrote the following about James Bond and her grandson: “They are already looking for an actor to replace Daniel Craig in the upcoming 007 films. I think my grandson Miles Teller has proven that he has all the qualities [producers] are looking for: talent, looks, power, worldwide fame and last but not least, coolness. He could easily play that guy! Wouldn’t that be great?” Of course, while some people thought it was a good idea, many immediately wrote that Miles Teller, from Pennsylvania, is not really British. Some people pointed out that Sean Connery, the very first James Bond, was also Scottish-born, but the stipulation was not that he had to be English, but that he had to be British, that is, that his home country should be the island nation of the United Kingdom. That is why Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam could be used, or why they were used in the fans’ comments. In any case, Leona Flowers is not against it, she thinks Miles Teller is an excellent actor and could do a British accent, as he learned it, plus his granddaughter is proud that her ancestors were British.
The new James Bond film is still a long way off, with Barbara Broccoli saying this week that filming cannot start before 2024. The reason for this, apart from the fact that they are still looking for the right actor, is that the producers are simply preparing for a reboot, they want to renew the Bond myth, and that requires careful work. This does not make things any easier for Miles Teller, of course, as the Broccoli’s have two conditions: Bond must remain a man and a British citizen.
Top Gun: Maverick continues to soar, having recently crossed the $1 billion mark. Tom Cruise’s success story also continues, with his own James Bond, Ethan Hunt’s next adventure, Mission: Impossible – Part 1, due in cinemas on 13 July 2023.