5 Unorthodox Choices For 007 After Daniel Craig
The James Bond film
franchise is a source of never-ending speculation for fans. People
constantly wonder who the next Bond girl will be, or which mainstream
music star will perform the next opening theme; these days, there's
speculation over who might top Heineken
for advertising power within a Bond film, or what 007's next car might
look like. But nothing beats speculation over who might succeed Daniel
Craig in the role when the time comes.
Typically, this speculation
consists of a number of familiar names: Clive Owen, Michel Fassbender,
Benedict Cumberbatch… even American Jon Hamm! But instead of just
rehashing these popular choices, we thought we'd take a look at 5
actors who no one seems to consider, but who could be perfect for the
A fairly young actor who's
made his name largely on television, Turner broke through as feisty
dwarf Kili in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, and instantly gathered
a slew of fans. He's commanding, intense, and has just the right
mischievous glint in his eye for the less serious Bond moments.
Harington - or, as you know him, Jon Snow - is very young for the role (he's 27 now), but when you consider that Craig has reportedly signed on for 2 more films,
and may even go past that, it's worth looking at young options.
Harington may well be 40 years old by the time a non-Craig Bond film is
released, and he's become something of a sensation as Jon Snow. He
could be the popular choice of the future.
He's best known as two
things: being the brother of Ralph Fiennes (who incidentally now plays
M in Bond films), and appearing as Will Shakespeare in the film
"Shakespeare In Love." He is perhaps best known for that role. However,
by streaming some selections of his previous performances on Picturebox Films
and services of the like, one can see that Fiennes is a compelling and
adaptable dramatic actor who could no doubt shape the 007 role in a new
and interesting way
Another actor who broke
through in the "Hobbit" beginning (as Thorin Oakenshield), Armitage is
becoming a very popular actor. And as to whether or not Armitage can
look the part in a clean-cut tuxedo with a silenced handgun, we have no
doubt he'd pull it off gracefully.
character is Jaime Lannister on "Game Of Thrones," and when you think
about it, he's oddly Bond-like. He's arrogant, impatient with
authority, and supremely skilled; ruthless when needed and playful when
inappropriate. He may be the best "unorthodox" choice out there.