The 25th installment of the James Bond franchise ended with the release of No Time to Die in 2021. Daniel Craig has left big shoes to fill to play the next James Bond, aka 007, there are several actors who have emerged as contenders to become the next James Bond. The speculation about who will take on the role of the legendary spy has been buzzing in pop culture news.
10 actors who could be the Next James Bond
Best known for his role as Superman in the D.C. Universe films, Cavill has the sculptured good looks and physicality to take on the role of Bond. He has also demonstrated his acting range in films playing roles such as August Walker in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Geralt of Rivia in The Witchers, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in The Tudors, Napoleon Solo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and many others, and has expressed interest in playing Bond in the past.
Elba has long been a fan favorite to become the next Bond, and with good reason. He has the charm, charisma, and physical presence to embody the character and has proven his acting chops in a variety of roles, from Stringer Bell on The Wire to Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hardy has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors, with roles ranging from the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises to the titular character in Mad Max: Fury Road. He has the rugged good looks and intensity to bring a fresh take on Bond and has expressed interest in the role in the past.
Taylor-Johnson has already played a spy in the Kick-Ass films. His recent role as Tangerine in David Leitch-directed Bullet Train has become a fan favorite for multiple reasons. With his good looks and acting experience, he could be a strong contender for the role of Bond. According to the rumors, he has met with producers about playing the next James Bond, So fingers crossed.
Hiddleston first gained attention for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but has since proven his versatility with roles in films such as High-Rise and The Night Manager. He has the charm and suave demeanor necessary for Bond and has expressed interest in the role in the past.
Madden rose to fame with his role as Robb Stark on Game of Thrones but has since proven his range with roles in films by playing Prince Kit Charming in Cinderella and David Budd in Bodyguard. He has the looks and acting ability to portray Bond convincingly.
Frankel is a relative newcomer to the acting scene. Still, his performance as Ser Criston Cole in House of the Dragon and as Dominique Renelleau in The Serpent has shown that he has the acting range and charisma to play Bond potentially.
Lynch has been making waves with her fighter pilot Maria Rambeau’s performance in Captain Marvel and as Captain Marvel on Earth 616 in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Some fans have suggested that it’s time for Bond to be played by a woman. Lynch was also the new 00 agent in No Time to Die, who just started working for MI6 and has been assigned the famous 007 number after James Bond’s retirement. With her acting ability and physical appearance, she could make history by playing the first female Bond.
Dornan is best known for his roles in the Fifty Shades of Grey films as Christian Grey and as Paul Spector in The Fall. Still, he has also demonstrated his action chops in films such as Anthropoid.
Jean Page gained attention with his performance as Simon Basset on the hit series Bridgerton and has since been the subject of numerous rumors of playing James Bond.