The search for Daniel Craig’s replacement for James Bond has not yet begun, but fans theorizing about who might be next have named various actors, including Tom Hardy and Idris Elba. Although there are new rumors that producers are looking for someone in their 30s to take over the mantle. Some favorites may be out of the game now. But the search for a younger Bond may not be what it seems. One 007 producer said Craig’s replacement for James Bond couldn’t be too young.
The latest event in the search for Bond happened thanks to a group celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Bond franchise. Bond producer Michael J. Wilson told Deadline that casting for the new 007 agent has not yet begun, despite rumors to the contrary. The film producer may have cooled off talk that Eon Films is looking for a younger Bond to head the franchise. Although it seemed that actors aged 30 and older were still participating in the competition, Wilson said that those under 30 should not bother auditioning for the role of an international spy.
So, Less often-Jean Page, Aidan Turner, James Norton and Richard Madden are still on the list of candidates. Wilson seems to have dashed Tom Holland’s hopes for Bond, despite presenting himself as a young Bond. As the producer put it, a courteous spy is a man tired of words, who has lived a legendary life. An actor in his 20s or late teens may not have the necessary experience to pull this off. This would disconnect the actor from the character. But there is still a difficult search ahead, as the producers face the biggest challenge – to reinvent their favorite spy.
While the search for a replacement for Craig continues, fans have wondered if the MI6 family will stay around to usher in a new James Bond. The actors of “It’s Not Time to Die” have different attitudes about a possible return to the franchise. Lashana Lynch has revealed that she has a contract for another Bond film, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are not sure if they will return in a new film. It seems that the series of films is in constant motion, as taking Craig’s place may prove to be a more difficult task than Bond producers imagined.
Before the new James Bond is announced, you can watch all the James Bond films in order, including “No Time to Die,” to understand the legacy that the candidate must live up to. All 25 Bond films are now available for streaming on a Prime Video subscription. At the same time, there are upcoming films to watch during 2022.