New speculation about the next James Bond – NRK Norway – An overview of news from around the country

New speculation about the next James Bond – NRK Norway – An overview of news from around the country

Speculation has been rife about who the next 007 will be since Daniel Craig announced his retirement from the role of Bond.

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It has now been three years since the last film, “No time to die”with Craig enjoying his recent successes as the super-spy, and efforts have been mounting to learn more about the next and twenty-sixth film in the series.

The producers are stupid

James Bond producer Barabara Broccoli is regularly asked about the latest news. At the latest, she told film and television industry media, in mid-February Delivery time:

– There's nothing I can tell you about the next Bond movie. nothing. Nothing happens yet.

Brian Tyree Henry and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Bullet Train.”

Image: Scott Garfield/Sony/SF Studios

But the British tabloid wrote on Monday the sun British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has “officially been offered the role of James Bond” and is expected to sign the contract this week.

Taylor Johnson isn't a new name among the rumors about who the next Bond will be, but The Sun has now breathed new life into the embers.

The newspaper did not provide specific sources, but they also claim that they are now working on the script for the next film, which, like many other films and TV series, has been delayed due to strikes in Hollywood.

– It's great for people to see me in this role

In an interview with the magazine number Posted on March 13, Taylor-Johnson was asked about the rumors.

-I think it's charming and wonderful for people to see me in this role. “I take that as a great compliment,” he replied with a laugh.

BBC I contacted both Taylor-Johnson and Eon Productions, the producers of the Bond films, but had not received a response at the time of writing. Eon previously said it does not comment on speculation.

An anonymous source told the BBC that there is no truth to these rumors.

“Kick Ass” and “Bullet Train”

The actor isn't particularly well-known in Norway, but Daniel Craig wasn't a big star before he landed the role of one of the world's most famous characters and has played in five films in 16 years.

Henry Cavill at the movie premiere

Henry Cavill has been mentioned for several years as a strong candidate. Here he is at the London premiere of “Argylle” in February.

Photograph: Henry Nicholls/AFP

Taylor-Johnson has appeared in films and series since the 2000s. He played the young version of Eisenheim's role played by Edward Norton in the 2006 film “The Illusionist” and had the lead role in the “Kick-Ass” films.

Berger Feistmo, a film reviewer for NRK, compared Taylor-Johnson to a “younger Tobey Maguire” in “Kick-Ass” movie review In 2010.

In 2014, he played the main role in “Godzilla”In recent years, it has been seen in… “Tenet” (2020) and “Express train” (2022). This year, he will appear in three films, the first of which is “The Fall Guy,” scheduled to premiere in Norwegian cinemas on April 26, then “Kraven the Hunter” and “Nosferatu.”

According to Numéro, he lives in Los Angeles and on a farm in Somerset, England, where he lives with two daughters, two husbands, and several dogs and pigs.

Number of candidates

In its case on new speculation, the BBC summarizes names previously mentioned as leading candidates such as James Bond.

Pierce Brosnan has mentioned Regé-Jean Page as a candidate for Bond.  Here he is at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2021.

Pierce Brosnan has mentioned Regé-Jean Page as a candidate for Bond. Here he is at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2021.

Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP

An early favorite was the man who played Superman, Sherlock Holmes, and The Witcher, Henry Cavill. He has commented on the rumors several times. He said among other things GQ In 2020:

-If Barabara and Mike (producers, are interested in it, so are weI definitely jumped at the opportunity. At this point, everything is up in the air. We will see what happens. But yes, I would have loved to play Bond. That would be very exciting.

Others frequently mentioned include Damson Idris, known from Snowfall, James Norton, from Happy Valley, and well-known stars such as Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Chris Evans.

Former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has said that both “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page and Oscar-winner Cillian Murphy for “Oppenheimer” would be great in the role.

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