By now you’ve probably known this for a while… Pierce Brosnan will no longer play 007. It’s very sad for all you James Bond fans out there. But that’s not the only James Bond news.
For the past few months speculation has risen. Who will be the new James Bond? Names like Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Clive Owen, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger, and Ewan McGregor were thrown into the mix. Pretty much if you were male, had an accent, and semi to really famous in the film industry you were considered to play James Bond.
Well the decision has been made and it’s none of those hot men. Yes, they are all pretty and I would have been pleased with any of them. But the next James Bond, well let me just say I am super glad it’s him.
The next James Bond is….. Daniel Craig. Who is this Daniel Craig fellow you ask. Only the hottest Englishman you never knew you knew.
Shockingly, I know who he is and I am actually almost excited for the next James Bond movie.
Daniel Craig… well he’s a good pick and he’s actually a good actor. Rent Layer Cake, a crime drama from 2004, and you’ll see what I mean. He has also appeared in Sylvia (2003), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and Road to Perdition (2002). Craig will next be in Munich, which will be released in December.
Craig will be the sixth actor to play the role of Bond after Sean Connery (1962-71), George Lazenby (1969), Roger Moore (1973-85), Timothy Dalton (1987-89), and Pierce Brosnan (1995-2002). He is also the second Englishman (after Moore) and the first blond. (The apparently big, important stuff in the James Bond series/industry.)
The next James Bond film is slated for release in January 2006 and proving that Craig is not a one-hit wonder as Bond, he will be in many more to come. To read more about this annoucement, click here.