There has been a lot of talk about the next course of action that will take the 007 franchise forward.
The latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die, was a much-anticipated release. It is Daniel Craig's last film as the iconic spy and was the 25th installment in the long-standing Bond franchise. In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But this peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help to rescue a kidnapped scientist. But this mission turns out to be far more treacherous than expected. Bond is led onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology that threatens the well-being of the entire world.
The film was released theatrically and did pretty well considering the current circumstances. No Time To Die has marked the end of another era of James Bond. There has been a lot of talk about the next course of action that will be taken to take the 007 franchise forward. Who will the next James Bond be? An actor who will have to fill the big shoes of Craig. But one thing is for certain. James Bong 26 is on the way and here's what we know about it so far.
As with every James Bond film, the credits always end with the assurance that "James Bond will return." The No Time To Die credits also included this line, indicating that we will be getting another Bond film. Not a lot of details have been revealed yet but there has been a lot of discussion about what the future has in store for the franchise.
Fans are hoping that the gap between the current and next release will not be as long as the one between Spectre and No Time To Die — which was nearly six years. Considering that casting for the next Bond is yet to begin, we can hopefully expect a Bond film on the big screen by 2024. The producers of the film have also mentioned that the direction of the franchise will depend on the future showrunner.
Ever since Craig announced that he would not be continuing his role as James Bond, there have been many rumors and speculation about who the next Bond will be. There had been talks about how the next Bond could be a woman. But one thing that has been cleared, that it will in fact be a man. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who co-wrote No Time To Die, and producer Barbara Broccoli have both made recent statements in favor of keeping Bond a man, as per Screen Rant. At least for the next era, the 007 agent will be a man.
There has been a lot of talk as to who the next Bond will be and the names of Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Regé-Jean Page, have been brought up so far as potential James Bond of the next era. Henry Cavill has even gone as far as expressing his willingness to be in a Bond movie. He said that while it would be great to be Bond, he wouldn't mind being a Bond villain either.
While we wait for more information, you can watch this space for any future updates.