James Bond Producer Reveals Another Crucial Trait For The Next 007
— Updated on 15 May 2023

James Bond Producer Reveals Another Crucial Trait For The Next 007

— Updated on 15 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The world might still be “at least two years away” from learning who will be the next James Bond, but with every passing day, we’re getting a better idea of what the post-Daniel Craig 007 resembles.

Veteran producer Michael G. Wilson recently narrowed the field of candidates even further by outlining a defined age parameter. And it eliminates a few major names on either ends of the spectrum.

“We’ve tried looking at younger people in the past. But trying to visualise it doesn’t work,” explained Michael G. Wilson.

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“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 30-something.”

Assuming there’s a strict adherence to the above, the following beloved actors are now out of the running:

  • Tom Hardy – 45
  • Tom Hiddleston – 41
  • Tom Holland – 25
  • Cillian Murphy – 46
  • Idris Elba (for multiple reasons; read more here) – 50
  • Damian Lewis – 51
  • Michael Fassbender – 45
  • Henry Cavill – 39
  • Sam Heughan – 42
  • Harris Dickinson – 26
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No Time To Die reignited the longstanding debate about whether the franchise should finally introduce the first female Bond; partially due to the fact that Lashana Lynch portrayed an MI6 operative who inherited the 007 moniker after Craig’s aging spy temporarily entered retirement. Such an outcome, however, has already been ruled out by the custodians this modern mythology.

“I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” said Barbara Broccoli.

“I believe in making characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles. I don’t think there are enough great roles for women, and it’s very important to me that we make movies for women about women.”

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“He should be British, so British can be any [ethnicity or race].”

When prompted about the matter of the next 007 and gender, Daniel Craig himself echoed the very same sentiments as Barbara Broccoli.

“The answer to that is very simple. There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour,” he said.

“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”

Fair point.

Now read everything we know about the next James Bond here.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]