Who Is the Next James Bond as Daniel Craig Bids Farewell to the Character?
Finally, after multiple delays, the much anticipated No Time to Die is bound to hit the theatres in October. The movie is not only the landmark 25th James Bond movie but also the last time that fans are going to see Daniel Craig drink his last Vesper Martini.
As the release date of Craig's last movie as Bond is coming closer, disputes from the fans are rising over who should be next to take on the world's bad guys in the 007 tuxedo.
Daniel Craig's Last Goodbye to Bond
Craig, 53, made his debut as 007 in the 2006 film Casino Royale and is probably one of, if not the most famous person to play the role of James Bond on the big screen.
Craig described the role as "one of the greatest honors" of his life and confirmed his termination from the franchise.
The actor had previously spoken about him leaving the role behind and had even announced that he had no intention of returning as Bond after the release of Spectre in 2015.
Craig, who had an injured knee while filming during a rigorous six-month production, added, "I believed I definitely wasn't physically capable of doing another. For me, it was very cut and dried that I wasn't coming back."
However, he did return as Bond in No Time to Die and confirmed that would be his last appearance as 007.
Who Is Going to Be the Next James Bond?
She mentioned that the creators have not decided upon the next James Bond cast until "the dust has settled" on the Daniel Craig era.
It will have to be reimagined, in the way each actor has reimagined the role. That’s what is so exciting and fun about this franchise; the character evolves. Eventually, when we have to think about it, we’ll find the right person.
Broccoli did not specify the actor they were planning to cast, but she went on to reveal that the next person to fight against the bad guys can be non-white and non-British; he can be of any race or sexual orientation.
Daniel Craig on the Next James Bond Being Female
With the ongoing question amongst the fans about the next James Bond, many people want to see a woman in the 007 tuxedo. Many fans have speculated that Bond's new 00 agent Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, will take hold of the franchise.
When Craig spoke to Radio Times, he was asked about his thoughts on casting a woman in the role of Bond. He said,
The answer to that is very simple. There should simply be better parts for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?
He, however, does think people of color should be offered the role, and women should have new characters written for them instead of just assigning a role previously played by a male actor.
No Time to Die will be released on October 8, with the premiere taking place on September 28 at London's Royal Albert Hall.