The Next James Bond Will Likely Arrive in About Two Years
Bond 26 is coming a little sooner than we expected. Following the epic sendoff for Daniel Craig with 2021’s No Time To Die, Craig’s 5th and final assignment as James Bond, we figured it might be a long time until a new Bond would be coming our way. Happily, that appears not to be the case, as series producer Barbara Broccoli says we can expect a new Bond in the near-ish future.
Deadline has the scoop. Broccoli says that the next 007 is coming, but, it will be “at least two years.” What’s more, they haven’t yet begun the search for an actor to replace Daniel Craig, “because it’s a reinvention of Bond.”
At least two years might sound like a long time if you’re eager to get back into the Bond business immediately, but considering there was a six-year gap between the last two Bond films, Spectre (2015) and No Time To Die (2021), it’s actually surprisingly quick.
Broccoli was speaking to Deadline at a celebrity-packed private event in London to honor her and her brother, Michael G. Wilson, for their British Film Institute Fellowships. Broccoli wasn’t about to divulge who she was eyeing to take up the Bond mantle from Craig, but she offered some very intriguing insight into the process of finding the next Bond.
“Nobody’s in the running,” she said to 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.”
This is the most we’ve heard from Broccoli on the thinking behind replacing Craig. A “reinvention” suggests, well, a ton of possibilities. Let your speculative powers fly on what this reinvention might look like, but one thing for certain is that getting cast as the next Bond is a career-defining turn, and following Craig’s five-film embodiment of her Majesty’s most iconic spy will not be easy.
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Featured image: Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in NO TIME TO DIE, an EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios film Credit: Nicola Dove, © 2021 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.