Regé-Jean Page, the next James Bond, is sponsored by Pierce Brosnan to succeed Daniel Craig.
Pierce Brosnan has pushed Regé-Jean Page to portray the next James Bond after Daniel Craig leaves the role in No Time To Die.
As Daniel Craig prepares to leave his role as James Bond in No Time To Die later this month, speculation about who will replace him is rife. Regé-Jean Page, a rising sensation from Bridgerton who is taking Hollywood by storm, is the current bookies’ favorite. Former Bond Pierce Brosnan has urged him to take up the Licence to Kill role next.
Brosnan, who starred in four Bond films, including GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day, was asked about Page’s performance as 007 after Craig.
“Good luck, good luck,” the 68-year-old told ET Online while promoting his latest film Cinderella. I believe he’d be fantastic.”
Page recently told GQ, “Well, of all the things you’ll read about yourself on the internet, it’s one of the more pleasant and positive things you’ll read about yourself.” But, personally, I’ll take it and leave it at that.”
In the latest odds on 6-4, he is the favorite, according to Ladbrokes. Tom Hardy is 3-1, James Norton is 4-1, and Idris Elba, Luke Evans, and Richard Madden are all 8-1 behind the 31-year-old.
In fact, Brosnan has expressed his support for Tom Hardy and Idris Elba to play Bond in the future.
“Idris Elba comes to mind,” the GoldenEye star revealed in an interview with People in the summer. Idris Elba has such a commanding presence and a fantastic former voice tensity. He would be fantastic.
“There’s also Tom Hardy out there. Tom, if he wants to be a ball boy, can really chew up the furniture.”
However, whoever takes over as Bond after Craig will be in for a wild ride, according to Brosnan, who believes Craig’s legacy has only benefited the series.
“You have to get past that and celebrate it as a member of the audience and as a man who has walked that path and performed that part,” Brosnan continued. “Bond will live on in this place.”
James Bond has been played by six actors thus far. Sean Connery, who played Ian Fleming’s spy in five films, began the 007 film franchise in 1962 with Dr No. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”