But who will be the next James Bond? After Daniel Craig’s final lap in Dying Can Wait, the whole world is waiting for the new 007 to be revealed! Dwayne Johnson has his own idea.
With the release of Die Can Wait on October 6, Daniel Craig has said goodbye to the character of James Bond. Since then, speculation has been rife on the name of his successor. Richard Madden, Regé-Jean Page, Jack O’Connell, Tom Hardy, Daniel Kaluuya, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill … a host of actors jostle at the gate. Who will slip into 007’s tuxedo?
The producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have however been formal, they will not disclose the new face of James Bond until next year. This did not prevent Dwayne Johnson from raising the subject at the microphone ofEsquire.
I don’t want to play a bad guy. I must be Bond.
The comedian first spoke about the role of his grandfather, Peter Maivia, in You Only Live Twice (1967). In this episode of Bond worn by Sean Connery, “my grandfather was an opponent of 007”, explains Johnson. “It’s very, very cool. I would love to follow in his footsteps and be the next Bond. I don’t want to play a bad guy. I have to be Bond.”, says the hero of the Jumanji saga.
Obviously, the 49-year-old actor will never be 007; but as Jean-Claude Dusse said, “Forget that you don’t have a chance, go ahead, go for it Dwayne! You never know, on a misunderstanding it can work.”
All kidding aside, Johnson had his Bondian moment in Red Notice, released November 12 on Netflix. In this action / spy film, he plays an FBI profiler tasked with tracking down the world’s most wanted art thief.
The Rock will be very busy in the times to come! We will find him in particular as a superhero in Black Adam on July 27, 2022. He will then resume his role of Smolder Bravestone in a new opus of Jumanji before finding Jason Statham for Hobbs & Shaw 2. And if he answers the call At the foot of Vin Diesel, he may make his comeback in Fast and Furious 10, due out on April 5, 2023.
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