James Bond is being ‘reinvented’ and there will be ‘years’ before the next 007 film, according to a producer.
Barbara Broccoli has worked on the franchise in various roles since the 1970s, acting as producer for nine Bond films beginning with 1995’s GoldenEye.
The filmmaker, who helped mastermind the latest installment No Time To Die, says ‘nobody’s in the running’ to take over from Daniel Craig as they work to reinvent the iconic character.
In a new interview with Deadline, Barbara said they are ‘working out where to go’ with the suave spy and there will be ‘at least two years’ before filming begins on the next movie.
‘We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through,’ she said.
‘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.’
She added: ‘We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time.’
The likes of Idris Elba, former ‘Bridgerton’ actor Rege-Jean Page, Henry
Cavill, Aidan Turner, and Tom Hardy have all previously been rumoured to
be in the running for the part of 007, but it appears there are no plans to find Daniel’s replacement just yet.
The star’s fifth and final outing as Bond was released last year to international acclaim, following a long delay thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.
His debut as the MI6 agent came in 2006’s Casino Royale, a full four years after Pierce Brosnan’s final film Die Another Day.
While the next Bond film is sadly years away, we do know one person the producers would love to see step into the role, as Barbara recently quipped that the ‘perfect candidate’ is none other than Prince William.
She and her fellow producer, half-brother Michael Wilson were honoured
with CBEs from the future king at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.
And when asked who she’d like to see in the role next, she said The Duke
of Cambridge, 40, ‘ticks all the boxes.’
She said: ‘Unfortunately, the person we just met isn’t available. He’s
occupied, unfortunately, but he would be the perfect candidate.
‘[He] ticks all the boxes. But he’s not available, sadly.’
Confirming they have not chosen an actor yet, she added: ‘So we’re still
on the hunt.’
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