No Time To Die’s director has admitted that he and the James Bond producers did consider other actors to play Bond after Daniel Craig.
Cary Joji Fukunaga revealed during an interview with Total Film that he took the producers out for a meal during which they talked about other actors that could take on the mantle.
This was before Daniel Craig revealed that he would be returning for one more movie as Bond.
It was actually quite a difficult time for the Bond producers and the franchise.
Before hiring Fukunaga to write and direct the movie, they had gone for Danny Boyle.
I and many other Bond fans thought Boyle was a perfect choice.
However, he ended up leaving over ‘creative differences’ and the movie was in a pretty bad place.
There were rumours that with Boyle gone, Daniel Craig might decide to also leave the franchise behind.
This was why Fukunaga and Barbara Broccoli sat down for a meal in a nice Japanese restaurant to talk about the future of the franchise.
James Bond’s producers and director talked about who could play 007 next
Here’s what Fukunaga had to say about that conversation he had with Broccoli:
Two years ago I took Barbara to my favourite Japanese restaurant in New York. I tried to wine and dine her. At that point, Daniel said he wasn’t doing another one, so we spit-balled all the potential new Bonds. That was exciting.
There are so many names on the list of potential next Bonds.
Just too many to name here, but who would like you like see take on the role next?
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