The long-running espionage series has been produced by Michael G. Wilson, who formally put to rest rumours that the next 007 will be played by an actor in his 20s. Michael G. Wilson, along with his half-sister Barbara Broccoli, manage the James Bond film franchise.
Wilson remarked, "We've tried looking at younger people in the past," according to Deadline, at a British Film Institute "In Conversation" event on Saturday. But attempting to picture it doesn't help. Keep in mind that Bond is experienced. He has a little experience.
He is a person who, in a sense, has experienced war. He has likely served in the SAS or another special military team in Britain, the man said. He is not a high school dropout you can come in and start off with. That is why a 30-something can use it.
Since Daniel Craig's last appearance in "No Time To Die" in 2021, there have been reports that Eon Productions may hire a younger actor in the role. Twitter users and fan sites have suggested 25-year-old Jacob Elordi or 26-year-old Tom Holland.
In a recent interview with IndieWire, Pierce Brosnan, who was 42 when his first Bond movie, "GoldenEye," debuted in theatres in 1995, said he didn't care who was cast in the future movie, which is still at least two years away from going into production.
According to Deadline, Broccoli stated in June that "nobody is in the race." "We're discussing where to take [Bond] and are currently working on the details. Since this is actually a reinvention of Bond, there isn't a script and we won't be able to write one until we decide how to approach the next movie.
The more conventional possibilities, Idris Elba, 50, or Tom Hardy, 45, have also been fervently advocated for by Bond enthusiasts online. However, Elba's hopes were dashed by racist campaigns against him, and the British actor recently told IndieWire that playing 007 wasn't "a aim for my career."
The scene from "From Russia With Love," which has been utilised for decades in Bond auditions, will have to be acted out by those vying for the part, according to Wilson. It was the scene, according to him, "when Bond returns to his room after the assassination, starts taking off his shirt, and walks into the chamber to wash."
The female is in the bed when he hears something else, pulls out his revolver, and enters, according to Wilson. "The test we used was that. Anyone who can pull off that sequence would be a great Bond. It's difficult to do.
The modified version of this article first appeared on HuffPost.