James Bond’s next favorite After Daniel Craig, James Norton discusses what he would contribute to the role of James Bond.
JAMES BOND’S FAVORITE NEXT James Norton has revealed what he would add to the role of James Bond if he were hired after Daniel Craig’s departure in No Time To Die.
It’s been six years since the last James Bond film was released, and No Time To Die is set to visit UK theaters on September 30 following numerous delays. However, speculation about who will play the next 007 is always rampant. James Norton, who notably played Bond’s black tie in the BBC’s McMafia, has become one of the top bookies’ favorites in recent years.
Norton lauded the incumbent Bond in a recent interview with Metro.co.uk.
“I think Daniel Craig has done a great job re-defining it for a current day and it’s this human character in a really wonderful way,” the 35-year-old added.
“I think that’s fantastic. I believe it would be short-sighted to ignore [how the job]has evolved, as well as the societal upheaval we’ve witnessed.
“Bringing on somebody like Phoebe Waller-Bridge as an adviser on the last picture was very, very shrewd, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what she brings to it.”
Norton added, when asked what he’d bring to the part if he were hired as the next Bond, “I’m a type one diabetic.” What a great idea it would be to have a diabetic Bond.
“It would be fantastic for all those diabetic youngsters out there to believe that Bond could be a type one diabetic!
“Other than that, I’d delegate the legacy to Daniel and the writers.”
Despite his fame, the McMafia actor has stiff competition from Tom Hardy and Regé-Jean Page in the odds.
Norton is a 4-1 favorite, Hardy is a 3-1 favorite, and Page is a 2-1 favorite, according to Betway.
Last Christmas, the latter drew the attention of Bond fans when he participated in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton.
Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson revealed earlier this week that the 007 franchise’s future is “at a critical point” after Craig wraps No Time To Die.
MGM, the studio behind the James Bond films, was just acquired by Amazon for $8.45 billion.
“[MGM chiefs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy] recognize that we are at a critical point and that the continued success of the James Bond franchise is dependent on us,” the Bond producers wrote in a statement to the New York Times.