James Bond Is Being "Reinvented" For Next Movie, Confirms Producer
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The next James Bond movie will completely reinvent the iconic spy, according to longtime franchise producer Barbara Broccoli.
Very little is currently known about the upcoming 26th Bond movie, apart from the fact that it will introduce the world to a brand-new James Bond following Daniel Craig's explosive departure in last year's No Time To Die. However, Broccoli has teased that we can expect a very different take on the character.
“Nobody’s in the running,” Broccoli said of casting process so far in an interview with Deadline. “We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script, and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.”
While we might not yet have any idea who will take over the role from Craig, there are plenty of fans who would love to see Idris Elba (Luther) pick up the key's to the Aston Martin. Broccoli previously indicated that Elba had been part of conversations, in fact, though exactly how far those conversations went remains unclear.
"Well, we know Idris, we're friends with him, and he's a magnificent actor," Broccoli told Deadline earlier this year. "And, you know, it's been part of the conversation, but it's always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat."
If the next Bond film really is a few years away, then we probably have a little longer to wait until we find out exactly who is set to replace Craig. For now, keep on placing your bets.