The next James Bond is a 'veteran', says producer
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In all likelihood, the next James Bond film is probably several years away but in the month’s since Daniel Craig’s swan song No Time To Die released, rumours have been ramping up about what that next film might look like. Fans want to know who will be taking on the role of cinema’s most famous spy and whilst Idris Elba’s name has been thrown around, the actor isn’t so sure.
What we do know is that the Bond franchise will continue to evolve, building upon the emotional sensitivity established in Craig’s Bond tenure. One thing that won’t change though is Bond’s age.
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During an event at London’s BFI, Bond producer Michael G. Wilson explained (via Deadline), that James Bond is a “veteran,” and not “some kid out of high school,” so don’t expect to see a younger James Bond.
Wilson explained, “We've tried looking at younger people in the past but trying to visualise it doesn't work. Remember, Bond's already a veteran. He's had some experience. He's a person who has been through the wars, so to speak. He's probably been in the SAS or something. He isn't some kid out of high school that you can bring in and start off. That's why it works for a thirty-something."
This makes perfect sense. Part of Bond’s appeal is that he’s highly skilled at what he does. This latest tidbit of information doesn’t negate any fan casts either. Idris Elba, Rege-Jean Page, Henry Cavill and Tom Hardy all still fit the bill. Who would you like to see take on the role of 007?