First Choice for the Next James Bond Is … the Old James Bond, According to Producer

Sep 30, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The producers of the James Bond film franchise have their next James Bond in mind, and it’s Daniel Craig. Craig, who has played Bond in the four most recent 007 movies — “Casino Royale” in 2006; “Quantum of Solace,” 2008; “Skyfall,” 2012; and “Spectre,” 2015 — is the “first choice” of Eon Productions, according to Deadline.com, which quotes a senior production executive on the franchise.

Asked whether Craig will be back for the next title in the series, executive producer Callum McDougall is quoted saying: “I wish I knew. We love Daniel. We would love Daniel to return as Bond. Without any question he is absolutely Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s first choice. I know they’re hoping for him to come back.”

After Craig declined to commit to the next installment, names including Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Bell began circulating as possible replacements — although Deadline notes that they’re “merely rumors,” adding: “Eon is renowned for being incredibly tight-lipped about any developments of their projects.”



  1. He doesn’t want to do it anymore. Just move on and pick another one. It’s not like it hasn’t been done before.

  2. I think Tom Hiddleston would make a great James Bond. He’s done a phenomenal job as Loki, and I can certainly see him as James Bond.

  3. Elba would be best. He would bring a different approach that is needed now and will bring Bond into the 21st Century. Craig doesn’t want to do it and having a half-hearted effort will damage the franchise.

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