Now that the actors for 007 have concluded, and the filmmakers for the legendary series have set their sights on a timetable to begin filming the next sequel, there are precious few indications that the franchise may go in search of a female Bond, or a POC actor, which may be bad news for a lot of celebrity favorites.
Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, and Outlander star Sam Heughan have all been in the running to take over as Hollywood's most famous spy. Fans are largely bolstered by betting sites that monitor the possibility of actors falling into the role during an interview on ITV's Lorraine show, though entertainment reporter Ross King said it may narrow the list of 007 hopefuls.
The latest rumor and in some ways a portion of this is quite true. Bond producers are looking for a younger Bond. Someone who is probably in their 30s. At the end of the day, they want someone who will remain Bond for the next three films. For the franchise, they want someone who will carry it through the same way Daniel Craig did it.
Which makes perfect sense, no matter how dissatisfied Cavill, Hardy, or Elba fans who wanted their pick to get thecoveted job. The James Bond series has gone down the route of hiring older actors to play the titular character in Live and Let Die (see where that ranked on his all-time list of Bond movies), while Pierce Brosnan was 42 when he made his debut in GoldenEye. Daniel Craig was 38 when he started in the series, but you can understand why a younger
Those who are pushing for an older Bond, like Idris Elba, who turns 50 in September, believe that he might be given the chance to play James Bond in a standalone narrative that isnt tied to the ongoing saga, which plays fast and loose with its continuity, anyway? How else does one explain away Dame Judi Dench, the pivotal M for several James Bond actors until she finally leaves the role?
Rege-Jean Page, the lead actor in Bridgerton, is in the running for the next James Bond installment. His odds have been good for some time now, and his co-stars are weighing in on the new casting. Mike Reyes, of our beloved Bond series, will need to lay down and breathe in all the excitement.