The latest James Bond movie No Time to Die is a global blockbuster. Released on October 8, 2021, in the USA and subsequently in other parts of the world the latest James Bond outing has grossed over $600.0 million worldwide as of October 31, 2021. While No Time to Die is the 25th installment in the long-running 007 spy series it is the last Bond film in which current leading man Daniel Craig will play the suave British secret agent who is so cool that he never loses his cool! Daniel Craig has said earlier that No Time to Die will be the last film in which he will play the role of James Bond and it is goodbye to this iconic role after this. So the million-dollar question, or maybe the multi-billion dollar question now is – Who will play James Bond in the next inevitable installment of this money-spinning franchise? People who have been die-hard fans of James Bond over the years and even people who just love movies are eager to know which actor will have his Martini stirred not shaken in the next movie in this mega-profitable franchise.
The Next James Bond 007 is Needed Urgently!
Right now several names are doing the rounds of Hollywood and the entertainment world as possible candidates for the prize role of James Bond which is now up for grabs. Even though the producers of the James Bond movie franchise and the movie studios which are backing it haven’t said anything about who will play the leading role in any future James Bond film speculation is rife about some big names. The surprising thing is that these names are not of only white men but also colored actors and even a couple of women. That’s right! If this speculation is to be taken seriously the next James Bond could well be a Caucasian, an African-American, a woman, an Asian, and even someone from the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity is always welcome and the idea of an atypical James Bond is getting people excited all across the James Bond fans universe. So which names are being bandied about as a possible successor to the highly successful Daniel Craig who took the James Bond franchise to new artistic and commercial heights with his outings in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and now No Time to Die?
A Healthy List of Interesting Actors is Doing the Rounds!
Here are some of the most discussed names for the role of James Bond now that Daniel Craig is hanging down his mantle – Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Rege-Jean Page, Lashana Lynch, Cillian Murphy, Sam Heughan, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston, James Norton, Henry Golding, and Jamie Bell a few others as well. Some of these actors are already big stars such as Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hiddleston while some actors are lesser-known but have turned in very impressive performances in their earlier movies. These actors include Henry Cavill, Sam Heughan, Richard Madden, James Norton, Jamie Bell, and Henry Golding.
People are also excited about the possibility of African-American actress Lashana Lynch taking over the lead role of James Bond after playing the new 007 agent Nomi in No Time to Die. If Lynch bags the role of James Bond then it will be the first time a woman will be the deadliest secret weapon of the MI6 and the world will be saved by a woman even if it upsets a lot of men. It’s a long shot as James Bond has always been male in the viewers’ eyes but these are times of surprising changes and who knows what may happen!
Hungry Actor Henry Cavill is Edging Ahead!
Producer Barbara Broccoli has said that the makers of the James Bond franchise will take this monumental decision of which actor will be the next James Bond only in 2022 but fans can’t stop thinking about this. While the heady speculation continues one actor’s name has been gathering a little steam in recent months – Henry Cavill! Not only has the actor the experience of already working in a couple of spy thrillers [The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Mission: Impossible – Fallout] he has battled other actors for the role of James Bond before. When the casting for Casino Royale was being held Henry Cavill was one of the actors in contention but ultimately lost out to Daniel Craig. Now he is thirsting for the role of the British superspy and has made his desire to don the role of James Bond very clear to the producers of the film franchise.
Die Hard Fans Need James Bond More Than Ever Before!
So come 2022 and the hunt for a new actor or even actress to portray James Bond in the next edition of the long-running franchise will begin. Some new names may join in the fray because every actor who has ever played this iconic role has become part of movie history. A case in point – Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. While all haven’t had successful outings their names are part of movie folklore now. So who will join this elite list in 2022? Who will be the lucky guy who will destroy all the bad guys, save the world from disaster, make love to all the beautiful and sexy women, use all the fantastic gadgets, and have a drink?: All in a day’s work! Will it be a man or a woman? Either way the James Bond fans universe will be waiting eagerly for their favorite person in the world to save the world yet again! Kissing the girls and having a relaxing drink comes with the job!