James Bond, the martini-drinking, tuxedo-wearing British secret agent, will celebrate 60 years on the silver screen on Wednesday – but who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role?
According to Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the search for a new actor hasn’t even begun after Daniel Craig’s final appearance as the soft-spoken super spy in the 2021 film. No time to die.
“We won’t really be looking for an actor for a while,” Broccoli said in an interview ahead of the 60th anniversary of the October 5, 1962 world premiere of dr. nothe first Bond movie.
“What we have to do is start a whole new reinvention, which is so exciting about being in this place right now,” Broccoli added.
But as fans continue to speculate about who will be cast in one of Hollywood’s most sought-after roles, what characteristics are the producers looking for the next actor to play Bond?
“First of all, we want a good actor, an actor who isn’t necessarily an action actor, but someone who can play what we hope are the demanding roles we write in the scripts,” Wilson said.
“That’s definitely, I think, number one, but it’s so hard to… I mean, when you look at the actors who portrayed Bond, it’s very hard to pin down a common trait,” he added. he to it.
Connery first played the fictional spy created by author Ian Fleming. He was followed by George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and finally Craig.
Broccoli said choosing the right actor was paramount to the franchise’s success.
Thank goodness they originally cast Sean Connery because I think if it wasn’t for him, who knows if we’d still be here 60 years later. And each of the actors has transformed the series in a new direction, making them fresh and relevant for the time.”