If these rumors about the next James Bond — should Daniel Craig decide to vacate the role — are true, I have good news and not as good news.
First up, Idris has made the MGM cut. According to *a source* at the studio:
To get anyone to take over from Daniel will be a tough job …. There will be a lot of trepidation about a new Bond, but Idris’ talent and proven appeal gives executives a lot of heart. Idris may be a little older than the other candidates but he looks like he is still in his 30s.
The other names said to be on the studio shortlist are:
Charlie Hunnam (really?)
Interestingly, though, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, who has the final decision on who ultimately takes on the James Bond role, has her eye on a couple of younger fellas.
And now, the not as good news. SOMEONE IS MISSING.
I’d like to remind Ms. Broccoli and MGM of a person whose hat has publicly been thrown in the ring and, yet, somehow isn’t on the official short list. A person who’d be perfect for the role; a modern Bond who, instead of stirring the pot, would really shake things up.
We do hope the producers and MGM are truly keeping an open mind. Bond. Jane Bond.