Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says casting for the next 007 is yet to get underway.
Daniel Craig first appeared as Bond in Casino Royale and reprised his role in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time to Die, which was his last outing as the character.
Speculation has naturally been rife as to who could don the famous tuxedo to replace Craig. Some of the names mentioned include Idris Elba, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Riz Ahmed, Kit Harington and Rege-Jean Page.
Unfortunately, there have been no developments as to who will take the role.
At the 2023 BAFTA ceremony, Broccoli was asked if we can expect an announcement soon. She replied:
"No, we haven't even started casting yet. There isn't even a script."
Taylor-Johnson flattered to be in the running
Taylor-Johnson has commented on the recent speculation that he is the front runner to become the next James Bond.
According to OddsChecker, the Kick-Ass star is favourite for the role.
Even though he is happy to be in the conversation, he admits it would be silly of him to believe unsubstantiated news reports.
"It's flattering," he told Vanity Fair.
"You can have something really positive (written about you), but you can also have something really negative that can circulate. You just want to stay in your lane, stay grounded, stay around the people that you love and love you back, and stay in that world.
"The moment you start believing the s**t people say about you, you've lost your f**king mind. You've lost it."
No Time to Die
Action / Thriller
2021 • 163 minutes