No Time to Die coming to the big screen on October 8, marking Daniel Craig’s final release as James Bond. Few roles are more controversial in Hollywood, and it’s no surprise that fans are already sharing their views on who should be next.
The first Bond, Sean Connery, handed the role to Australian George Lazenby, before returning it for an additional film, Gems Are Forever in 1971.
Roger Moore took over in 1973’s Live and Let Die, with the arrival of Timothy Dalton for The Living Days in 1987.
Pierce Brosnan is the next Bond, starting with Golden eyes in 1995, before passing on to the incumbent, Craig, who started in 2006 with Casino Royale.
All good things must end, and so Craig will now pass the torch on to another artist. There are many running names.
The franchisee, Barbara Broccoli, clarified that she wanted to see another man play the role, but gave no clues as to who that man was.
He told The Press Association: “James Bond is a male character. I expect many, many films made with women, for women, by women, about women.
“I don’t think we have to take a male character and introduce him to a female. So yeah, I see him male.”
In a separate interview, he also confirmed BBC Radio 4 that the casting process will begin next year.
Who Will Be The Next James Bond after Daniel Craig?
There were a number of actors in the mix to get the role after Craig left as James Bond.
Since Bridgerton released, the Duke of Hastings himself, Rege Jean Page, entered the run, with Betfair offering 11-4 odds.
Other culture TV series also offered some of their stars, such as Sam Heughan of Outlander and guards Richard Madden.
Betfair, however, named Tom Hardy the favorite with a 13-8 odds, as did Paddy Power.
Luke Evans, who played Gaston in Beauty and the beast the live-action remake, cut his odds to 5-1 by SkyBet, and British star James Norton sat at 4-1.
Other stars on the list include Clive Standen from Council of Fathers, Henry Cavill of Superman popularity and Loki star Tom Hiddleston.
Of course, Lashana Lynch is also on the run and the stakes will still be coming in for her to get the mantle.
However, given Broccoli’s comments, it seems unlikely he will take on the role after Craig.
No Time to Die is in theaters on October 8th