Lightyear’s James Brolin on James Bond and Westworld
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It’s been well over a year since the last James Bond film was released and rumours continue to swirl over Daniel Craig’s 007 replacement. And now one Hollywood star has spoken out on the possibility of taking up the Licence To Kill next.
The Hobbit and Beauty and the Beast star Luke Evans is currently 14-1 to be the next Bond. If he bagged the role he’d been the second Welsh actor to play 007 after Timothy Dalton and the first gay star.
Appearing on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, the 43-year-old was asked point blank if he was up for being Craig’s replacement. He replied coyly: “The new James Bond? Who knows. Nobody knows. I mean it would be nice, wouldn’t it? Don’t jinx it.”
That’s certainly not a no, but since he’s in his mid-forties he might get overlooked given that producer Michael G Wilson admitted a few months ago that someone in their thirties is what they’re looking for. In fact, there’s one actor in that age range who’s rumoured to have had a gun barrel screen test.
According to The Sun, Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has auditioned to play Bond, having allegedly impressed Barbara Broccoli. In fact, he’s now odds-on at William Hill at 4-7 for the role.
Just behind the 32-year-old is Henry Cavill on 6-1, followed by Tom Hardy and Regé-Jean Page on 8-1, plus Richard Madden and Chiwetel Ejiofor on 9-1. Whatever the case, hopefully, EON Productions will share some news in the New Year.
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