“I would love for Daniel to continue forever.”
With Daniel Craig's tenure as 007 coming to a close next month, James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have been fielding a lot of questions about who will take up the title next. In 2006 Craig debuted as the seventh iteration of the suave British spy in Casino Royale, but it doesn't sound like an eighth actor will be cast until he's had a chance to fully celebrate his fifteen years as James Bond.
We’re not thinking about it at all,” said Broccoli, in an interview on BBC Radio 4. “We want Daniel to have his time of celebration. Next year we’ll start thinking about the future.” While the producers may not be thinking about the next Bond, betting company William Hill has already named seventy actors that might be in the running, with Tom Hardy, Regé-Jean Page, Luke Evans, and Idris Elba at the top of the list.