With “No Time to Die” marking the end of the journey for Daniel Craig’s James Bond, fans of the superspy franchise began guessing who the next Bond would be—with numerous fan casts.
After Craig’s remarkable performance as Agent 007 for almost two decades, the actor certainly kept the bar high for his successor, with potential next James Bond candidates.
The road so far…
Hollywood has so far seen seven exceptional actors play Ian Fleming’s MI6 Agent in 27 films (one was a non-Eon production film) in the last 60 years with Sean Connery, and Roger Moore leading the group by playing the superspy in most films.
Who plays Q in Skyfall?
- A. Naomie Harris
- B. Ben Whishaw
- C. Peter Burton
- D. John Cleese
Sean Connery – 7 films
Roger Moore – 7 films
Daniel Craig – 5 films
Pierce Brosnan – 4 films
Timothy Dalton – 2 films
George Lazenby – 1 film
To serve “The King and Country”
The upcoming Bond film will also be a significant one as the James Bond next actor will serve His Majesty The King, for the first time. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the world of 007 might take a political shift as King Charles III ascends the throne. After all, James Bond is a fictional British Secret Service agent who has vowed to protect “The Queen (now King) and Country.”
And the next Bond is?
The guesses on who would next play James Bond were always a hot topic for Hollywood, with fans eager to see their favorite actor portray the coolest spy on Earth. Some of the frontrunner fans expect are:
It is notable that fan-favorite Idris Elba, if cast, will be the first black actor to play James Bond. Unfortunately, the actor turned the role down.
Henry Cavill, shortlist for next James Bond is known for playing iconic movie roles, from the Man of Steel to the Witcher Geralt of Rivia, he can do it all! Fans are in for a treat if Cavill indeed is cast as Bond.
Tom Hardy has captured fans with his stunning British looks, and it would be a fair choice if the actor is chosen to play the superspy.
With the top three favorites covered, fans also think Regé-Jean Page, Richard Madden, Aidan Turner, or Sam Heughan can make a good Bond. There are also rumors of casting a female Bond, with fans expecting Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan to play the superspy.
Bond for the next decade
It might also be not possible to cast the fan-favorite frontrunners as the producers say the next James Bond actor would have to stay in the role for at least a decade. This long contract can make it hesitant for actors to take up the long-term commitment. Producers also say the next James Bond movie can take at least two years to begin production.
Who do you think will be the next James Bond? And check out the quiz to test your knowledge about the British superspy!