If fans watch the next James Bond flick anytime soon, they’ll likely be both shocked and touched by some big changes.
Producer Barbara Broccoli has announced that the next film in the enduring 007 series will be a complete reinvention.
However, casting — always a hot topic among franchise fans — hasn’t started yet.
“Nobody’s in the running — we’re working on where to go with them, we’re talking that through,” Broccoli said during the BFI Fellowship dinner, Deadline reported.
“There’s no script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because it’s really a Bond reinvention,” she teased of the suave Brit’s next iteration. “We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. Filming is at least two years away.”
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Of course, Daniel Craig was the youngest actor to take the helm from Bond, his tenure beginning in 2006 with Casino Royale and ending in 2021 with No Time to Die.
His character was effectively killed off by Rami Malek’s villainous Safin in last year’s long-delayed action epic.
Meanwhile, an ever-growing spate of young male actor names have been thrown into the mix to replace Craig, 54, for some time.
Rumors included The Crown star Matt Smith, Ben Barnes, How to Get Away With Murder graduate Alfred Enoch, Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Richard Madden and more.
Broccoli announced last year that 007 would return in some form.
“We’ll work that out, but he’ll be back. You can rest assured that James Bond will be back,” she said at the time.
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