Barbara Broccoli, who is in charge of producing James Bond films, believes Prince William would be the “perfect candidate” to be the next James Bond. When asked who she would like to replace Daniel Craig, 54, as Bond, Barbara said the 40-year-old Duke “fits all the criteria”.
Daniel Craig played the legendary character 007 for 15 years beginning with his first film Casino Royale. His last film as 007 was No Time To Die, which came out last year. As James Bond producers search for a new actor for the role, they think Prince William, Duke of Cambridge would be “perfect” for the role. Barbara Broccoli and her brother Michael Wilson, who are in charge of the film series, received CBEs from the next king or queen at Buckingham Palace this week. “The person we just met is unavailable, which is a shame. “He’s busy which is a shame because he would be perfect for the job,” she joked, according to The Mirror.
The Duke of Cambridge is often compared to James Bond for his work in the military and with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Invented by Ian Fleming, Bond went to Eton and had the same military training as the Duke. Sean Connery, who played James Bond in the first films from 1962 to 1971 and is known for showing that the original Bond was Scottish and not English like the Duke. Several actors such as Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page, Luther’s Idris Elba and Peaky Blinders’ Tom Hardy have been raised as possible new Bonds.
Metro says Barbara recently admitted it will take a long time to figure out who will be next because it will be difficult to replace Daniel, whom she called “the greatest actor alive.” “It’s a difficult choice. Don’t just put someone in a role. “We have to completely rethink where we’re going,” she said.
Some people agree with Barbara’s choice, which has caused a storm on the internet, while others don’t. “The same thing!” wrote one user. And everyone has a different idea of who they think should be president. I can’t decide who I would like to see play James Bond. But Prince William would be 100 percent.” I love #IdrisElba, especially in #Luther, but I don’t see him as Daniel Craig’s #JamesBond- Substitute. Prince William on the other hand… I voted YES!” Someone else said something. One person said: “OMG YES. The coolest thing ever would be if Prince William played James Bond. Even if I’m not a James Bond fan I’d check it out.” However, another user poked fun at the producer’s choice, writing, “Prince William as Bond LOL that James bald.” Someone tweeted, ” Please don’t let Prince William actually play James Bond.”