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James Bond Will Be Much More Emotionally Sensitive In Next Movie

James Bond Will Be Much More Emotionally Sensitive In Next Movie

James Bond's producers have opened up about the future direction of the franchise.

Even before No Time To Die had released, film enthusiasts across the globe had begun debating just who might replace actor Daniel Craig as cinema’s most famous spy. There’s a couple of recurrent mentions. I’m sure you’ve heard Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Regé-Jean Page’s names thrown around. In fact, Elba recently commented on the rumours. The truth is, we don’t know who will take up the mantle but producers have now revealed some details about the future of the franchise.

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Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson sat down with Variety to reveal that whilst it’s “early days” in terms of their casting search, they do know that the role is “evolving.” Broccoli explained, “Bond is evolving just as men are evolving. I don’t know who’s evolving at a faster pace.” She went on to add that Craig’s Bond “cracked [the character] open emotionally. The films over his tenure were the first time we really connected the emotional arc.”

That’s something the producers want to focus more on going forwards. You may be thinking, well, what’s the delay? The truth is that casting Bond is a complex process as the production company and the actor have to think long-term. Broccoli said, “When we cast Bond, it’s a 10 to 12-year commitment. So [the actor is] probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing?’ Not everybody wants to do that. It was hard enough getting [Daniel Craig to do it].”

In the meantime, I guess we’ll have to carry on with our casting theories. If you do need a Bond fix, GoldenEye 007 will soon launch on Xbox and Nintendo Switch so that’s something.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

Topics: James Bond, TV And Film