Is Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie? Or has the franchise finally run out of white, Caucasian males and is looking elsewhere? One of the world’s most popular and oldest franchises is looking for their male lead. Or that is what the rumors say. James Bond is stylish. James Bond is suave. James Bond has the license to kill you and get away with it. Only a handful of actors actually have the aura to play the man with the Golden Gun. If Daniel Craig is not the one to do it this time, who could it be? As it turns out, it will be a face all too familiar than we could have ever imagined! An actor from the popular series Game of Thrones might be doing the role of Bond this time. Presenting – This Game of Thrones Star is rumored to be the new James Bond!!!!
When Daniel Craig decided to give up the mantle of 007, everyone thought it would be Idris Elba aka Hic Universe. Then it was rumored that Henry Cavill of the DC extended Universe will be playing the role of James Bond in the new Bond movie.
After his stint as the shadowy antagonist in Mission Impossible: Fallout, we all know Henry Cavill could be the most apt person for this role. But the race just had a third contender. Another actor from Game of Thrones could be the one to portray James Bond in the big screens. And it is none other than….
It is Rob Stark from the House Stark of Winterfell!! Believe it or not, Richard Madden aka the late King of the North is in final stages of the race to play the man with the license to kill in the new Bond movie. Richard Madden was surprised to find himself in EON’s list of potential Bond candidates. When asked about Richard Madden as Bond, popular tabloid daily The Sun had this to say:
“It’s seriously looking like he [Madden] is going to get the job. Not only is he on top of Barbara’s list, but she is preparing to offer the role.”
Richard Madden is currently working in a pivotal role as the lead in BBC One’s hit primetime drama Bodyguard. But nothing could be confirmed as of this moment. There were also many rumors circulating all over the internet about Tom Hiddleston going to be a part of the spy franchise as James Bond. After 2016’s The Night Manager saw Hiddleston play a very Bond esque role on screen, many were optimistic enough to see this Marvel Cinematic Universe star play the super spy in the next Bond movie. Suffice it to say, the rumors were all but rumors. Hiddleston has confirmed the rumors to be false.
Madden could be a good candidate for playing James Bond. He has the physique, the on screen aura and most importantly – the thick British accent to go along with and carry the role throughout the movie. If this deal goes through and Madden actually bags the role, beating Elba and Cavill to the race, it will most definitely be an off-set but an agreeable one at that. For the Bond fans and the Game of Thrones’ House Stark fans, there is nothing more satisfying than watching one of their favorite characters being played by the same guy. Let us hope they do not screw it up.
The last James Bond movie to be released was James Bond: Spectre. The release date for the movie was 20th November 2015. The official synopsis for the movie reads:
A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.