No! The next James Bond will not be a young actor – Actus Ciné

No!  The next James Bond will not be a young actor - Actus Ciné

It is not yet known when the new James Bond will be cast. But thanks to producer Michael G. Wilson, the list of potential candidates will be narrowed down as he rules out the lucky actor being an actor under 30.

Just a year ago, Daniel Craig said goodbye to the role of James Bond thanks to the aptly named Dying Can Wait, which was postponed from April 2020 to October 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, which had serious consequences for blockbusters and darkrooms.

Since then, the post-Craig question has come up regularly, but without real progress. Aside from persistent wacky rumors (Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy…), there’s no real list of suitors yet. But the number of potential candidates must be reduced after these statements by Michael G. Wilson.

While noises in the hallway out of nowhere made Timothée Chalamet the favorite to take on the tuxedo, the producer cut him short: “In the past, we tried to look at younger actors. But try to visualize it: it doesn’t work”declares the manufacturer before Deadline. “Remember, Bond is a veteran. He has experience.”

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“He is a man who has lived through wars, so to speak. He was probably part of the SAS [Special Air Service, unité de forces spéciales des forces armées britanniques, ndlr] Or something like that. This is not a high school graduate that we can throw in the bathtub like that. That’s why it works with 30-somethings.”

A last sentence that apparently also excludes older actors, such as Tom Hiddleston (age 41) or Tom Hardy (age 45). Even Henry Cavill, who turns 40 next year. But it does raise the possibility that the happy future is an actor we currently know little about. Or not at all. It remains to be seen when the research will actually begin.

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