Barbara Broccoli, the high priestess of Bondian films, has, for the first time, mentioned the succession of Daniel Craig. She gives herself time to choose the ideal actor. That will also appeal to Amazon, recently majority shareholder of Eon production.
The revelation of the name of Daniel Craig’s successor could wait another year. As James Bond’s 25th official mission, No time to die (To die can wait) should thrill French spectators from October 6, Barbara Broccoli, the high priestess of Eon Productions has for the first time mentioned the succession of Daniel Craig, who, for at least five years, has not stopped repeating that he will return definitely his license to kill at MI6 after his fifth film.
In an interview with our British colleagues from the BBC, the daughter of Albert R. Broccoli, affirms that there is no rush and that she is giving herself time to choose a worthy successor to the current holder of the best agent of her very gracious Majesty. “We want Daniel (Craig, Editor’s note) to take the time to properly celebrate this latest appearance in 007’s tuxedo. Next year, we’ll start thinking about the future.», She declares
Daniel Craig, symbol of the rejuvenation of 007
The question of the change of actor had already arisen in particular in 2002, when after Die another day Pierce Brosnan decided to store his essential Walther PPK pistol in the locker room. Barbara Broccoli and her half-brother Michael G. Wilson took four long years before choosing Daniel Craig to replace him. More modern, more violent, more sensitive, the latter did wonders from Casino Royale (2006) and even knew how to bring a psychoanalytic touch to the hero created by Ian Fleming in his third mission Sky Fall (2012), where, for the first time, he did not hesitate to return to Scotland, the place of memory of a childhood scarred by the untimely and tragic disappearance of his parents.
Since Daniel Craig publicly announced he would retire after To die can wait, that is to say now for four good years, speculations are rife as to who would have the makings to succeed him. The applicants are legion. Tom Hardy was the favorite of bookmakers for a long time until the names of Rege-Jean Page and James Norton rustled on the Web. This effervescence does not seem to shake Barbara Broccoli who has just promised that she will be silent for another twelve months. One thing is certain, however, she will, with her brother, have to fight hard to impose her choice because today she is decked out with a terribly powerful partner: the Amazon platform. A few months ago, Jeff Bezos’ firm became the main shareholder of Eon Production. And she will certainly have her say …
To die can wait by Cary Joji Fukunaga in 2002, with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux …