The Welsh actor, who once played Aramis in The three Musketeers (2011) or Count Dracula in Dracula Untold (2014) would see himself succeed Daniel Craig as Agent 007.
“I would not let my chance to play James Bond pass away“. While To die can wait, Daniel Craig’s fifth and final assignment has now been waiting almost two years for cinemas to reopen, Welsh actor Luke Evans, who once played Musketeer Aramis and Count Dracula, has just made public his desire to become in his turn the best agent of His gracious Majesty.
With this new candidacy for the post of 007, the famous spy with the license to kill created by the British author Ian Fleming in 1952, Luke Evans does not hesitate to add his name to the now long list of applicants. At the time of writing, Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the films, could therefore choose her future hero from a circle of fashionable actors. And of course, they must be able to compete in charm and daring with Sean Connery and Roger Moore, the most emblematic secret agents of the saga.
Celtic like Pierce Bosnan, the Irishman
The bookmakers who follow this casting very closely have in turn already sensed actors as different and talented as Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Sam Heugan, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Richard Madden, James Norton … without any of them, for now, is not unanimous among fans of Bond.
Luke Evans, with a touch of humility, told the Mirror how he would approach this role which will undoubtedly make him an international superstar: “I think I gained experience in my previous films. I know playing James Bond will take a tremendous amount of work. And I know that succeeding Daniel Craig will not be an easy task. And I dare say, it will be intimidating.“
Luke Evans, however, has solid assets that could plead in his favor with the bosses of Eon Productions. He is relatively young, 42 years old; Welsh, he is Celtic like Pierce Brosnan the Irishman, and, this is not his least quality, he is able to renew the image of James Bond, as Daniel Craig had done before him in his first mission, Casino Royale.
The three Musketeers (The Three Musketeers ) by Paul WS Anderson, in 2011, with Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Milla Jovovich, Ray Stevenson, Mads Mikkelsen, and Luke Evans