The search for the next James Bond has officially begun.
So say famous Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
It’s still “early days,” the couple said diversity in a recent interview about the Goliath casting.
Daniel Craig played the world’s most famous spy for 15 years, and the producers understand that this is a heavy commitment for any actor.
Idris Elba, a long-time contender to be the first black 007, recently stated that the job is “not a goal for my career.”
“He’s great,” said Wilson. “We love Idris,” Broccoli added.
“The thing is, it’s going to be a couple of years,” she noted. “And if we cast Bond, it’s a 10-12 year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want this thing?’ Not everyone wants that. It was hard enough to get [Daniel Craig to do it].” Wilson added, “And he was in his early 30s at the time!”
Discussing the commitment it takes to shoulder the weight of the franchise for many years, Broccoli said, “A lot of people are like, ‘Oh yeah, it would be fun to do one. Spring. This will not work.”
She quoted former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan as once saying, “More people have walked the moon than played James Bond.”
According to Ladbrokes, British Superman star Henry Cavill is the bookies’ favorite to don the tuxedo at 2/1.
ex-Bridgeton Actor Rege-Jean Page is next on 7/2, followed by Idris Elba on 4/1 (despite his rejection) and Tom Hardy on 5/1.
Page has the support of famed Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who recently directed the actor to Netflix The gray man.
That’s what the brothers said recently radio times: “He is fantastic. I mean, he has more charisma in his pinky than most people have in their entire body.
For a breakdown of the most likely candidates for the next Bond, click here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/james-bond-007-idris-elba-daniel-craig-b2172674.html James Bond producers say they are looking for a 007 to sign on for 10-12 years