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James Bond producer says finding Daniel Craig replacement ‘will take time’


“It’s a big decision. It’s not just a simple casting. It’s about knowing what new direction we want to take”, explained Barbara Broccoli to variety.

It’s the end of an era. Fifteen years later Casino RoyaleDaniel Craig, 53, bowed out as British spy 007 in the film Dying can wait released in theaters last September. He strongly marked a generation of fans and his succession promises to be all the more difficult. For Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the franchise, the answer is not simple with regard to the personalities who have already embodied it, like Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. The next award “will take time”she warned.

“It’s a big decision”Barbara Broccoli told variety the daughter of Albert R. Broccoli, the historical producer of the first james bond who took up the torch with his half-brother Michael G. Wilson. And for whoever plays Agent 007, “it’s not just about playing a role”warns the producer during the opening night of the play macbeth on Broadway, which features Daniel Craig in the title role of William Shakespeare’s work. “It is about completely rethinking where we are going”she explains, emphasizing that she came to celebrate “one of the greatest actors on the planet, Daniel Craig”.

Of Casino Royale on the boards of Broadway

The 54-year-old British actor and producer Barbara Broccoli first worked together more than fifteen years ago, on the set of the actor’s first James Bond, Casino Royale . She knows him better than anyone. “He can do anything. He’s just the greatest actor of all time and I think audiences will be thrilled with this portrayal because he’s funny, he’s dangerous, he’s everything you would want.” she told variety about the play, which started a few days late due to covid in the troupe. “Daniel is an excellent business leader. He kept the spirit and the momentum, because at one point we had 11 players who were Covid-19 positive, including Daniel“.

Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Idris Elba… who will succeed Daniel Craig?

We know it will be a British man. This information was provided by Barbara Broccoli. It’s in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the producer has put an end to rumors about the casting of a woman in the role of James Bond.

Among those expected to embody the sequel to the adventures of the secret agent, several personalities are regularly cited, such as Tom Hardy, who recently appeared in Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) or British actor Henry Cavill, hero of man of steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Since the success of the series Euphoria the young 24-year-old actor Jacob Elordi, who is also the main actor in the two parts of the film The Kissing Booth (2018 and 2020), is also in Hollywood whispers.

Finally, actor Idris Elba, known for his role in the television series Lutheris also considered by the production to succeed Daniel Craig in the role of agent 007. Indeed, Barbara Broccoli and her half-brother Michael G. Wilson confided in January on the microphone of Deadline’s Crew Call podcast: “Well, we know Idris. We are friends with him and he is a magnificent actor. And, you know, that was part of the conversation, but it’s always hard to talk about it when you still have someone in the seat.”they said, even though Dying can wait was still in the room. But for now, the successor can wait.

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