Daredevil actor Charlie Cox addresses whether he would be interested in playing the next James Bond after Daniel Craig’s exit in No Time To Die.
Charlie Cox, who is best known for playing Daredevil, comments on whether he would be interested in taking on the role of James Bond. Daniel Craig is the latest in a long line of actors to take on the role of 007, with the actor’s debut outing as the character coming in 2006 with Casino Royale. After 3 sequels, Craig finally bid farewell to Bond in last year’s No Time To Die, a film that earned mostly positive reviews from audiences and critics. Notably, the film marked a first for the Bond franchise, with Craig’s character dying in a hail of missile fire during the emotional climax.
Now, more than a year removed from No Time To Die‘s release, fans are wondering who will be next to play the iconic British superspy. In a recent interview with NME, Cox, who is actually slated to play an MI6 agent in Netflix’s upcoming Treason, addresses whether he is open to the idea of playing 007. Unfortunately for fans of the actor, it doesn’t sound like playing Bond is something Cox is interested in. Check out the actor’s full comment below about his 007 chances below:
“The honest truth is that I think there are better candidates out there than me. The Bond itch has been scratched a little bit for me with Treason but also particularly by Daredevil. Playing a superhero is not so different. I think they should do something different – and I think you know what I mean. It would be a really good time and opportunity to do that.”
Who The Next James Bond Could Be
Even before it was announced that No Time To Die would conclude Craig’s journey as Bond, fans have been wondering who the next actor to play the character will be. Idris Elba was a popular fan-cast for a long time, but the actor revealed several months ago that playing 007 isn’t something he’s necessarily interested in. Not only that, but Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are reportedly looking for someone younger so that the actor will be able to play the character for about 10 years, meaning Elba, 50, likely wouldn’t be able to commit to something like that anyway.
Outside of Elba, there are a number of other candidates who could potentially take on the role. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, known for Tenet, Kick-Ass, and Bullet Train is the latest star rumored to be attached to play 007, but this has not yet been confirmed. Similarly, Henry Cavill has long been a Bond front-runner, even coming close to earning the role back before Craig was cast in Casino Royale. With Cavill no longer playing Superman in the DCU and no longer starring in The Witcher, the actor may now have the time to take on the role. However, Cox’s allusion that maybe it’s time for the Bond franchise to embrace a more diverse casting of the hero is one shared by many fans, meaning actors like Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya, or Regé-Jean Page could also be in the running.
In addition to all of the above actors, there are a number of more traditional candidates as well, with Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, and Richard Madden frequently topping fan-cast lists. It’s unclear who the next actor to play the character will be, but Broccoli and Wilson previously expressed that James Bond 26 will feature a “total reinvention” of the hero. Exactly what this means is still unclear, but Cox’s comment suggests that he won’t be a part of whatever comes next for the 007 franchise.
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