The Next James Bond is…?


Daniel Craig hasn’t even made his debut as James Bond in the upcoming Casino Royale, but that hasn’t stopped Diddy (wasn’t he P. Diddy like last week?) from claiming his dream role – James Bond.

Diddy Eyes 007 Role
By WENN Friday, November 03, 2006

HOLLYWOOD – Hip-hop star Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has issued a challenge to new James Bond Daniel Craig, because he wants to be the first black 007.

The rapper, who has already appeared alongside Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball, is keen to expand his acting resume by playing the suave superspy.

And despite his dark skin and American accent, he’s confident he can play the iconic British part well.

He says, “One day the time will come for a black Bond and hopefully I can audition for it.

It’s a dream of mine to play a great role like that.” Craig’s 007 debut is set for release later this year in Casino Royale.

I think he fits in very well actually.

But it doesn’t look like that is happening any time soon.Of course, with a franchise like the James Bond movies, critics count very little compared to the revenue generated.

Preview: Casino Royale

It’s not too early to discuss a movie that’s not being released until November 17, is it? I don’t think so, especially when the movie is the next James Bond installment.

In case you haven’t heard by now there’s a new James Bond. Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan as 007 in October and by the looks of the trailer for Casino Royale, he’s doing an okay job.

It’s not going to be an easy road for Daniel Craig. He is after all stepping into an iconic movie role and let’s not forget how Pierce Brosnan was adored as James Bond. Fans have already joined forces, calling for a major boycott of the upcoming Bond flick. (If you’re interested, you can visit their website here.)

I really hope Daniel Craig proves all the skeptics wrong, just because I have loved him since before he was ever considerd for the James Bond role.