James Bond is one of the most popular Hollywood secret agents, perhaps the most famous in the world. Soon, a new actor is to be chosen for the future movies and producers are likely to feature a woman or a black 007. That’s what we call, a change!
Currently, actor Daniel Craig portrays the famous role in the James Bond series, which is one of the highest grossing media franchises. Even though we love Daniel Craig, he will soon be replaced by another actor.
Barbara Broccoli, the producer of ‘James Bond’ was asked if she could potentially introduce a black or female agent 007. You would be excited to know that she was open to the idea!
According to DailyMail, she said, “These films tend to reflect the times so we always try to push the envelope a little bit. Anything is possible.”
She added, “Right now it’s Daniel Craig, and I’m very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?”
One of the very obvious choices as a replacement for Daniel Craig is the A-list actor of ‘War and Peace’, James Norton. However, James Norton dismissed the rumors and said that he had not been approached to play the role as of yet.
The ‘James Bond’ series is based on a fictional character created in the novels of Ian Fleming. Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman purchased the filming rights to his novels in 1961.
The popular character has been played by seven actors so far. The list includes Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.
Moreover, a very powerful lady and beloved ‘Suits’ actress, Meghan Markle was also set to feature in the next ‘James Bond’ movie.
The 36-year-old American actress was shortlisted by the producers to play the next ‘Bond Girl’. She was among the top five contenders for the title role.
As per The Sun, a film source stated, “Meghan fits the role of a Bond girl perfectly. She’s glamorous, sexy and a good actress.”
“The role more recently has gone to actresses deemed to be rising stars, and Meghan certainly was seen as that before her relationship with Harry became public. The brief was to find a glamorous rising star, specifically someone American or Canadian.” The source further added.
Meghan’s engagement with Prince Harry seemingly put a definite end to her acting career, so she immediately rejected to be part of the list of possible protagonists.
While it’s unfortunate that we won’t get to see Meghan Markle in the new ‘Bond’ movie, but we are definitely excited for ‘The Royal Wedding’ due next year.
The two lovebirds announced their engagement in November, creating a stir among fans all over the world. They are likely to join the holy matrimony in Spring 2018!
Best wishes for the happy couple and the new James Bond!